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Pickup rolls, sending man to hospital


REXFORD --  A Colby man was hurt in a single-vehicle accident at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. Highway 83, approximately 1 mile west of Rexford.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Joshua James Niemi, 22, was eastbound driving a 2005 Dodge pickup when he swerved to avoid a rear-end collision with another vehicle waiting to turn on to a county road.

The pickup left the roadway to the south, over-corrected, crossed the road again and rolled into the north ditch.

Niemi was transported to Citizens Medical Center in Colby for treatment of possible injuries. The KHP said he was not wearing a seat belt.