(ULYSSES, Kan.) — A man from Hugoton dies after crashing a Kansas Department of Transportation truck in southwest Kansas.
The wreck happened just after nine o'clock on Monday morning on K-25 about 11 miles south of Ulysses in Grant County. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 43-year-old Jeffrey D. Harris of Hugoton was driving a KDOT truck pulling a trailer.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says Harris' truck went off the side of the road and went into the east ditch. Investigators say he over-corrected, went into the west ditch, which caused the truck to roll.
Harris, known to his friends and co-workers as "Stack" was taken to a hospital in Ulysses, then flown to a hospital in Wichita where he died. Investigators say he was not wearing a seat belt.
"We offer our heart-felt condolences to Jeff's family and friends during this difficult time," said KDOT Secretary Mike King. "Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they try to cope with this tragedy."