Man dead, another hurt in Reno County crash

RENO COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) A man is dead, and another is hurt after a crash Saturday in Reno County.

Deputies responded just after 10 p.m. to the area of 8000 east 17th Avenue after a man who had been injured in the accident walked to a nearby home to ask for help.

Through the investigation, deputies learned that two men were traveling in a vehicle east on 17th Avenue when the driver lost control of the vehicle. It entered the south ditch and overturned.

Both men were ejected from the vehicle. The driver, 22-year-old Corey Ryker, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, 22-year-old Logan Nelson, was taken to the Hutchinson Regional Hospital for treatment.

Investigators believe that both men were not wearing a seat belt.

Speed and alcohol may have played a factor in the accident.