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Semi rolls, driver flown to Wichita

8/19/2013

HOXIE -- A semi driver was flown to Wichita after rolling his rig at 9:47 a.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 24 in Sheridan County.

HOXIE -- A semi driver was flown to Wichita after rolling his rig at 9:47 a.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 24 in Sheridan County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2004 Freightliner driven by Robert Allen Nelson, 60, Grinnell, was westbound on U.S. 24 approximately 8 miles east of Hoxie when the semi entered the north ditch, over-corrected, slid sideways and overturned in the south ditch.

Nelson was airlifted to Via Christi, Wichita, for treatment of injuries.

The KHP reported he was not wearing a seat belt.