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Ness man killed trying to free pickup


NESS CITY (AP) -- A western Kansas man has died after trying to free his pickup from a muddy ditch.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says the accident happened shortly before midnight Tuesday on a Ness County road southwest of Ness City.

The patrol says 46-year-old Ness City resident Darren Eugene Mcvicker was driving south when his pickup repeatedly entered the ditches on both sides of the road. The pickup became stuck in one ditch, and Mcvicker was trying to get the vehicle out when he fell under the rear tire and was run over.