Devon Thelen fatality accident

A ONE-VEHICLE accident around midnight Monday that wasn't discovered until early Tuesday morning claimed the life of a Stanton man.

STANTON — The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a one-vehicle traffic accident that claimed the life of a 24-year-old Stanton man.

Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger said the accident occurred on 566th Avenue, about 7 miles north of Stanton, when a southbound SUV driven by Devon Thelen of rural Stanton left the roadway and rolled several times.

Thelen was ejected from the vehicle and it came to rest on top of him, Unger said.

The accident is believed to have occurred around midnight on Monday and was discovered just after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday by a passerby. Seatbelts were not in use and the vehicle is a total loss.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Schultz-Vogel-Johnson of Stanton.

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STANTON — The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office has recovered a stolen Yamaha ATV that was taken earlier this month from a rural location between Stanton and Pilger.

STANTON — A 41-year-old Woodland Park man was sentenced to a total of 15 months in the Stanton County jail following his conviction for obstructing a police officer, criminal mischief and criminal trespass.

STANTON — The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a one-vehicle traffic accident that claimed the life of a 24-year-old Stanton man.

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