Fatal Rollover Accident Reported In Pottawatomie County


On August 16, 2020, at approximately 12:44am, Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Hwy 63, to the area north of the north junction with Hwy 16, in rural Havensville Kansas, for a single vehicle roll-over accident where both occupants had been ejected from the vehicle.

Upon Deputies arrival on scene they located two individuals who had been ejected from the vehicle being treated by Pottawatomie County EMS. Both were transported to Community Hospital Onaga via Pottawatomie County EMS. One individual was transferred to a Lifestar helicopter and transported to a Topeka hospital for treatment of their injuries. One individual was treated for their injuries at Community Hospital Onaga, and later succumbed to their injuries.

The investigation showed the vehicle, was traveling north on Hwy 63 when it exited the roadway just north of Hwy 16. The vehicle traveled off the roadway for a distance before returning to the roadway and rolling multiple times. During this, the driver and occupant were ejected from the vehicle.

The accident is still under investigation, and no names will be released at this time pending notification to family.

Pottawatomie County EMS, Havensville Fire, Onaga Fire, and St. Marys Police all assisted in the accident.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
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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