Great Bend man killed in accident in rural Barton County

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BARTON COUNTY, Kansas – The Barton County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 800 block of Northwest 90 Avenue early Friday morning after a man was found a 1994 Ford Explorer in a field.

The sheriff says the driver, 29-year-old Trevis Smith of Great Bend, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office says their investigation indicates that the vehicle was southbound on 90 Avenue. The vehicle failed to stop at the stop sign and continued south. The vehicle went through the ditch and became airborne, landing in a field and rolled three times.

The area was experiencing heavy fog at the time of the crash, which may have been a contributing factor. The accident is still under investigation.

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