LYON COUNTY, KS – At 3:47A.M. Lyon County Deputies located a one vehicle accident in the 500 block of West Highway 50 in the south ditch involving a Nebraska resident.
The 2013 Freightliner was traveling east when it struck a bridge railing for an unknown reason. It continued east into the south ditch where it rolled and came to a rest on its top and side. The driver was trapped. The driver was later extricated by Lyon County EMS and Lyon County Fire.
The driver was identified as 52 year-old Michael D. Happel of Lexington Nebraska. Happel was pronounced dead at the scene. Happel was wearing his seatbelt.
The investigation continues by the Lyon County Sheriffs Office.