May 14, 2022

Kansas man dies after ejected in violent pickup crash

Posted May 14, 2022 10:00 PM

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.