One person was killed and another injured in a one-vehicle wreck near 240th and Prairie Road Saturday evening.
According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, the crash occurred on Prairie Road .6 miles south of 240th Street — approximately 4 miles east of Hiawatha. Oliverio Cucul Pop, 24, of Houston, Texas was killed in the crash.
According to the KHP report, Cucul Pop was driving a Chevy Tahoe southbound on Prairie Road near 240th Street, when for an unknown reason, the vehicle went off the road into the west ditch.
The vehicle continued southbound, jumping a creek and striking an embankment, continuing southbound into the ditch. The vehicle then struck a wooden post, rolling on its top and coming to rest in a field. Cucul Pop was pronounced dead at the scene.
Esteban Xol, 53, of Davis Junction, Ill., was a passenger in the vehicle and was transported to Hiawatha Community Hospital with suspected serious injuries.
According to the KHP report, neither men were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
The name of the victim is not being released yet and it is not known whether anyone else was in the vehicle.