Kansas man dies after sliding into ditch in freezing cold

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GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) – Authorities say a man was found dead near his vehicle in central Kansas after it became stuck in a ditch in freezing temperatures.

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir says 68-year-old Ronald Reuber, of Nickerson, apparently became lost Friday and drove onto a minimally maintained rural road that was filled with freezing water from a snowstorm that hit three weeks earlier. Reuber then slid into a ditch. His body was found Saturday.

Bellendir says it appears hypothermia contributed to his death.
 

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