Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Mike King has expressed condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of a KDOT employee who was killed in a crash Monday south of Ulysses.
Jeffery D. Harris, known as “Stack” by his friends and co-workers, died from injuries resulting from a vehicle rollover on K-25, about 11 miles south of Ulysses in Grant County. The accident occurred shortly after 9 a.m. Monday.
“We offer our heart-felt condolences to Jeff’s family and friends during this difficult time,” said KDOT Secretary Mike King. “Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they try to cope with this tragedy.”
Harris, 43, was driving a 2005 KDOT International dump truck and was pulling a trailer at the time of the crash. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the vehicle went off the side of the road and entered the east ditch. Harris over-corrected and the truck went into the west ditch rolling 1 ½ times before coming to rest on the passenger side.
Harris was an Equipment Operator Senior on the Hugoton maintenance crew and had worked for KDOT 14 years.