KDOT Worker Killed in Truck Rollover

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A Kansas Department of Transportation worker is dead after the dump truck he was driving overturned in Neosho County.

The department identified the victim of Thursday's accident 45-year-old Richard Sheldon of Yates Center. He had worked for KDOT since October.

Fourteen KDOT workers have been killed on the job over the past 26 years. The previous employee killed while on duty was Tyrone Korte of Seneca, who was hit by a pickup truck in September south of Lawrence.

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