A 64-year-old Mound City man was killed at about 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, when the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado he was driving southbound on U.S. Highway 169 crashed near 355th Street in Miami County.
Dennis J. Gentry was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report. He was the only occupant.
According to the highway patrol report, the Silverado was southbound on U.S. 169, north of 355th Street, and going “too fast for road conditions” when it crossed a bridge and Gentry lost control of the vehicle.
The truck went off the roadway on the left and struck the bridge before reentering the highway and sliding sideways across both southbound lanes and onto the right shoulder where it overturned in the grass and came to rest against a tree, according to the report.
Gentry was not wearing a seat belt, according to the report.