Kanopolis man killed in Wednesday morning accident on K141

By Nick Gosnell
March 19, 2015

A 56 year old Kanopolis man was killed in a rollover crash near Kanopolis Lake at approximately 6:25 Wednesday morning.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the crash that killed Steven L Kelley happened in rural Ellsworth County, on K-141 Highway one tenth of a mile north of Avenue T.

A 1999 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Kelley was headed north on K141 when he fell asleep. The SUV entered the southbound lane, hit a cement guard rail and slid down the guard rail, then rolled about 27 feet down the west ditch before ending up on its top.

Kelley was removed from the vehicle and flown to a hospital in Lindsborg, where he died.