Teen killed in vehicle crash near Mt. Hope Tuesday

Fatal Accident

MT. HOPE, Kan. (KSNW) РOne person is dead after a single vehicle crash in Reno County Tuesday afternoon. The crash happened in the 14700 block of East Maple Grove Rd.

Reno County Sheriff’s officials say emergency responders were called to the scene of the crash around 4:25 p.m. When they arrived, they found an early 2000s model Ford F250 pickup that had rolled several times and came to rest in a yard on the north side of the road.

The driver, 19-year-old Braden Gates of rural Mt. Hope, had been ejected from the truck and was found a considerable distance from the vehicle. He suffered critical injuries and was flown to Wesley Medical Center, where he later died.

Gates was the only person involved in the crash.

The investigation into the accident is ongoing.