Driver flees from Nuckolls County, dies in truck crash near Norton

A Florida man who died Saturday after crashing his truck while fleeing from police is earlier that day thought to have been in Nuckolls County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said a trooper tried to stop the 29-year-old man for erratic driving shortly after 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Instead of stopping, the patrol said Derek Stortzum of Brooksville, Florida, fled from the trooper.

The Highway Patrol used a patrol car to bump into Stortzum’s truck in an attempt to end the pursuit. Trooper Tod Hileman said Stortzum lost control of his truck and the vehicle crashed into the north ditch facing northeast on...


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