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Thomas Co. man hurt in accident


COLBY -- A Colby man was injured in a one-car accident Saturday approximately 2 miles south of Colby.

According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, a GMC pickup driven by Brady J. Rietcheck, 22, Colby, was southbound on County Road 20, south of Interstate 70, early Saturday when his truck entered the east ditch, overcorrected, entered the west ditch and rolled.

Rietcheck, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected, the report said. He was taken to Citizens Medical Center, Colby, then flown to Swedish Medical Center in Denver for treatment of injuries..

The exact time of the wreck is unknown but was estimated to be between 1:30 and 9:17 a.m. Saturday.