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Odell man killed in accident

A 65-year-old rural Odell man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover accident northwest of Odell, which was discovered early Saturday morning. At about 7:45 a.m. Saturday, an employee of the Norris Public Power District was investigating a power outage in the area of Pine Road and the Odell Blacktop. The employee located a wrecked vehicle in a field along Pine Road about a half-mile west of the Odell Blacktop. Upon investigation, the driver of the vehicle, Larry Vitosh, was found partially ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. According to a press release from the Gage County Sheriff’s office, Vitosh was traveling west on Pine Road when he lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway, struck a fence and hit a power pole, causing the vehicle to roll once. The sheriff’s report stated seatbelts were not in use and added it is unknown whether alcohol was a factor in the accident. The investigation into the accident is ongoing, pending results of an autopsy.

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.