By The Hays Daily News

NESS CITY -- A Ness City man died Sunday as the result of an accident last week in rural Ness County.

Richard Wagner, 62, was injured Friday evening, Dec. 26 when a vehicle fell on him while he was changing a tire, Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said.

The accident happened near the intersection of Ness County Roads AA and 150.

Whipple said Wagner crawled under the vehicle while trying to reposition the jack. Another person was traveling with Wagner, and the Ness County Sheriff's office responded to the 911 call.

Wager was transferred to the Ness County Hospital. From there he was taken to the Dodge City Airport and transferred to a Wichita Hospital where he died Sunday.