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Gove County teen dies in early morning accident


An 18-year-old Gove County woman was killed in a single-vehicle rollover early Monday morning, the Ellis County Sheriff's Office reported.

Jessica L. Rudell was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Authorities reported the accident was called in at 12:15 a.m. Monday by an individual who came upon the scene in the 2100 block of 130th Avenue.

The sheriff's department said Rudell's 2003 GMC Yukon was southbound when the driver lost control. The vehicle rolled several times. Rudell was the vehicle's only occupant. She was not wearing a seat belt, the report said, and was ejected from the vehicle.

The accident remains under investigation by the Ellis County Sheriff's Office.