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Fatality Accident Discovered Near Blue Rapids Sunday

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By Bruce Dierking – KNDY News

A fatality accident was discovered in Marshall County south of Blue Rapids Sunday morning, claiming the life of 30-year-old Whitney Andersen of Waterville.

A passerby notified authorities shortly after 9 a.m., near the intersection of Aztec and 11th Road, that a vehicle was overturned in the ditch. The driver was the lone occupant and was dead at the scene.

Viewing is from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, with visitation between 6 and 8 p.m, at Terry-Christie Funeral Home in Waterville. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Waterville.

Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
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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