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Hoxie man killed in rollover accident

10/28/2013

MENLO -- A Hoxie man was killed at 5 a.m. Sunday after his pickup swerved to miss a deer in Sheridan County.

MENLO -- A Hoxie man was killed at 5 a.m. Sunday after his pickup swerved to miss a deer in Sheridan County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported Gioavani Duarte-Trinidad, 37, was driving a 2001 Ford Ranger westbound on County Road 10 South just east of Menlo when he attempted to avoid striking the deer. The truck entered the north ditch and rolled. Duarte-Trinidad was ejected from the vehicle and died as a result of injuries sustained.

A passenger, Jesus Giron-Fuentes, 27, Menlo, was transported to Sheridan County Health Complex, Hoxie, for treatment.

The KHP reported neither were wearing seat belts.