A one car accident left a Lyons man dead after a crash in Rice County.

The crash happened about 12:40 Thursday afternoon on K-14 mile marker or 3 miles south of Avenue K in Lyons. The Kansas Highway Patrol said 44 year-old James Belote lost control of his 1991 Chevrolet in the southbound lane.

Troopers said the car crossed into an east ditch, traveled south in the ditch and struck a power pole. The vehicle then traveled 65 feet in the ditch before coming to rest facing southeast.  Belote was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.