A 21-year-old Louisiana man died as a result of a single-vehicle crash in rural Ellsworth County Wednesday afternoon.
According to Ellsworth County Sheriff Murray Marston, at shortly after 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, an injury crash was reported along K-14 highway, just south of Avenue N in Ellsworth County, or about three miles southwest of Ellsworth. Ellsworth County Sheriff’s deputies, the Kansas Highway Patrol, Emergency Medical Services, and fire and rescue crews responded to the scene. Upon arrival, crews found a 2007 Chevrolet pickup and a U-Haul trailer overturned in the ditch.
The driver and only occupant in the vehicle was identified as 21-year-old William Bogle of Winnfield, La. Bogle was pronounced dead at the scene.
Marston said the cause of the this crash is still under investigation.
Also in Ellsworth County later in the day, the Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a reported of an overturned semi trailer on K-156 near 3rd Road.
According to a KHP report, 57-year-old Randy Henry of Coats, Kan., was westbound on K-156 in a 2020 Kenworth semi shortly before 6:30 p.m. when a strong gust of wind from evening severe thunderstorms blew the semi’s utility trailer over.
Henry was transported to Ellsworth County Medical Center with what were believed to be minor injuries. He was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.