- Associated Press - Saturday, February 29, 2020

HOLTON, Kan. (AP) - An attempt to pull a truck found dangling over a culvert from the brink ended with the vehicle flipping over and landing upside down in a full ditch, killing a man inside, officials in northeastern Kansas said.

The incident happened Friday night on state Highway 116 about four miles (6.4 kilometers) east of Holton, station KSNT reported. Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse said a passerby who came upon the stranded truck tried to get it back on the road when it flipped over into the ditch.

A woman in the truck was pulled to safety, but Morse said the man in the truck could not be saved. The names of those involved had not been released by early Saturday afternoon.

The accident remains under investigation. Holton is about 30 miles (48.3 kilometers) north of Topeka.

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