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Fatality Accident Sends 3 To Hospital, 2 By Lifestar Air Ambulance

A Manhattan man died, and three local residents were injured early Sunday morning in an automobile accident.

Daniel John Schwarz, age 23 of Manhattan was killed when the vehicle he was driving on K-63 Highway, just north of First Road in Nemaha County missed a curve, ran off the road and rolled, coming to rest in a field on the driver’s side.  Three passengers in the pickup were injured.  22 year old Michael Lewis Chase of Beattie was taken by Seneca AMR to the Onaga Hospital. 22 year old Loralet A. Prell of Home was taken by Lifestar to Stormont Vail in Topeka, and 22 year old Joshua W. Roady, of Marysville was taken to the KU Med Center by Lifestar.

Kansas Highway Patrol reports that no seatbelts were in use at the time of the accident.

Extents of their injuries were not reported.

The fatality early Sunday morning, 23 year old Daniel Schwarz of Manhattan, and the injured were Micheal Chase, Loralet Prell, and Josh Roady.

About Bruce Dierking

Bruce Dierking owns and operates Dierking Communications, Inc. with stations KNDY/KNDY FM Marysville, KS since 1988, KQNK/KQNK FM Norton, KS since 1999, and KDNS FM/KZDY FM Glen Elder since 2008. A fifth generation native of Marshall County, and a 1980 graduate of Marysville High School, he began a broadcasting career working part time at the age of 14 for Herb and Ruby Hoeflicker at KNDY. After attending Colby, Kansas Community College, with a major in business and broadcasting, Dierking returned to his hometown covering sports and sales, now having served as the voice of the Marysville Bulldogs, as well as area teams for over 35 years. Active in various leadership roles, he has served as President with the Marysville Jaycees, President of the Kansas Jaycees, and National Vice President with the US Jr Chamber of Commerce. He has been a board member, and past President of the Marysville Chamber of Commerce, served many years as Vice President of Marshall County Development Corporation, served 8 years on the Kansas Association of Broadcasters including Secretary/Treasurer, Chair Elect, and Chairman of the board. He has twice served terms on the Good Shepherd Lutheran School Board serving as President, and held several leadership roles with Mt Calvary Lutheran Church, serving as congregation Chairman. He, his wife Lesa, and daughter Allison are active in many community activities, contributing to, providing publicity for, and volunteering. He is currently active with the Marysville Historic Depot restoration project, serving as Vice President. A mentor to many in the broadcasting industry, Dierking continues an active role in station operations, on the air with the morning show each day, traveling many nights to cover ballgames, and present covering local events for news broadcasts. He is passionate about his community, and the rural midwest. An active historian, genealogy, community development, Kansas and architectural history are among interests. Dierking enjoys travel, having visited nearly every state, and several foreign countries. He is a fan of music, and enjoys reading.