For the second time this week, a Jefferson County resident has died in a one-vehicle crash on the same stretch of U.S. Highway 59 three miles south of Oskaloosa.
According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Donald G. Vandyke, 54, of Perry, at 7:14 p.m. Wednesday was driving north on the highway when his 2003 Jeep Wrangler left the road, went across into the west ditch and rolled over.
Vandyke, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected, according to the accident report. No one else was in the vehicle.
The crash occurred 0.3 of a mile from where Marty L. Warriner, 42, of Oskaloosa, died after his southbound 1999 Dodge pickup truck went off the highway about 12:15 a.m. Monday and rolled once. Warriner was not wearing a seat belt, according to the highway patrol.