(AP) A 25-year-old snowplow driver for the Kansas Department of Transportation is dead after the truck he was driving on U.S. Highway 69 rolled over.
The Wichita Eagle reports that the crash happened around 6 a.m. Saturday in southern Johnson County just outside the Kansas City metropolitan area. Officials say the rollover happened as roads remained slick from a winter storm that had moved through the area Friday night.
The driver has been identified by the Kansas Highway Patrol as Stephen Windler of Paola.
A police crash report says his truck “traveled to the right, traversing the shoulder and drove into the grass” before it rolled over. Windler was thrown from the vehicle which landed on top of him.
Snow and ice covered freeways, highways and roads across parts of the Midwest as the storm moved Saturday toward the Northeast and New England. Some northern parts of New England could see up to 18 inches (46 centimeters) of snow.