RUSSELL -- A Russell man was killed in a one vehicle accident Saturday night 1 mile east of the U.S. Highway 281/Kansas Highway 18 junction near Waldo.
Gerald J. Thouvenelle, 67, Russell, was taken to Russell Regional Hospital and later died of his injuries. The accident occurred shortly before 11 p.m.
The accident occurred when Thouvenelle's 2016 F-350 pickup entered the south ditch and collided with a guardrail. The vehicle became airborne and landed in a creek bed, hitting a concrete wall. He was not wearing a safety restraint, according to information from the Kansas Highway Patrol.