Two Local Men Involved In Deadly Clay County Crash On Hwy. 24 (VIDEO)


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A 62 year old Agenda, Kan. native who had returned to Kansas from her current home in Tennessee to help care for her elderly father was killed in a vehicle crash just before 7 a.m. on Wednesday in Clay County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2006 Pontiac Montana driven by Audrey J. Kalivoda, 62, Fairview, Tenn., was southbound on Frontier Road which is the county blacktop coming south out of Clifton to Hwy. 24.

Kalivoda failed to stop at the stop sign at Hwy. 24. When she pulled out onto the highway, her Pontiac collided with a 1999 Kenworth semi driven by Michael Broeckelman, age 50 of Beloit, which was eastbound on the highway.

The collision pushed Kalivoda’s Pontiac into a 2013 Chevy Malibu driven by Lane Koster, age 24 of Jewell, which was traveling west on Hwy. 24.

Kalivoda was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to Neill-Schwensen-Rook Mortuary in Clay Center.

Broeckelman was not transported for treatment, and Koster was not injured.

A large section of Hwy. 24 was closed to all traffic for several hours on Wednesday while crews cleared the roadway and cleaned up spilled fuel.

All three drivers were properly restrained at the time of the accident, according to the KHP.

Click here for photos and video of the accident scene courtesy of WIBW in Topeka.

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Derek Nester
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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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