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Former Beloit Man Killed In Highway 24 Crash

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.

A former Mitchell County resident died in an accident just after 9 a.m. on Wednesday near Asherville.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1990 Ford F150 pickup driven by Sean R. Cooper, age 39 of Clyde, was west-bound on U.S. 24 about five miles east of Beloit. Cooper’s pickup crossed the center line and struck a semi head-on.

Cooper was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to McDonald-Roberts Funeral Home in Beloit. He is survived by two daughters, a teen and an infant. The semi driver, 52 year old Yvette Lanz of Stanton, Neb. was not injured. Cooper was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash according to the KHP.

A five mile section of Hwy. 24 was closed for more than 12 hours on Wednesday while crews cleared the accident scene. The semi careened well off the roadway after the impact and had a broken front axle, making it difficult to remove from the wet conditions in the field where it ultimately came to rest.

 

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