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Juvenile Dies in Early Morning Accident

Joe Denoyer - February 12, 2023 2:48 pm

A fatality accident occurred Sunday morning at approximately 2:35 am 4.6 miles north from the K51/U83 Junction in Seward County. A 2007 Grand Cherokee being driven by Felipe Gutierrez,17, of Syracuse KS, was traveling north on U83, negotiating a curve. For an unknown reason, the Grand Cherokee left the roadway to the northbound shoulder. Gutierrez overcorrected and entered a side skid, traveling north in the southbound lanes before entering the ditch. The Grand Cherokee continued the side skid while in the ditch, then tipped and rolled an unknown number of times before coming to rest upright facing southwest.

Gutierrez was taken to Southwest Medical Center with suspected serious injuries. 4 juveniles were present in the vehicle, 1 juvenile was a fatal victim, the juvenile records are protected data.


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