May 19, 2022

Kansas man dies after pickup strikes guardrail, rolls

Posted May 19, 2022 7:30 PM

ELLSWORTH COUNTY—A Kansas man died in an accident just before 10p.m. Wednesday in Ellsworth County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2002 Chevy Silverado driven by Richard Albert Saunders, 62, Marquette, was northbound on Kansas 141 just north of Avenue Q.

The vehicle struck the east guardrail and the driver overcorrected. The pickup struck the eastguard rail again, overturned, struck the east guard rail a third time, traveled over the guardrail and rolled down the embankment.

Saunders was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to Parsons Funeral Home. He was properly restrained, according to the KHP.