JEFFERSON COUNTY—A Kansas man died in an accident just before 4:30a.m. Saturday in Jefferson County.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2006 Chevy Silverado driven by Elias, Robert D. Elias, 51, Valley Falls, was southbound on westbound Kansas 4 Highway approximately two miles north of Meriden.
The pickup traveled off the roadway onto the west shoulder. The driver overcorrected back to the left. The pickup traveled across K-4 Highway into the east ditch. continued down the embankment, rolled, struck a tree and the driver was ejected.
Elias was pronounced dead at the scene and was transported to Barnett Family Funeral Home. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the KHP.