Former Beloit Man Killed In Highway 24 Crash

A former Mitchell County resident died in an accident just after 9 a.m. on Wednesday near Asherville.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1990 Ford F150 pickup driven by Sean R. Cooper, age 39 of Clyde, was west-bound on U.S. 24 about five miles east of Beloit. Cooper’s pickup crossed the center line and struck a semi head-on.

Cooper was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to McDonald-Roberts Funeral Home in Beloit. He is survived by two daughters, a teen and an infant. The semi driver, 52 year old Yvette Lanz of Stanton, Neb. was not injured. Cooper was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash according to the KHP.

A five mile section of Hwy. 24 was closed for more than 12 hours on Wednesday while crews cleared the accident scene. The semi careened well off the roadway after the impact and had a broken front axle, making it difficult to remove from the wet conditions in the field where it ultimately came to rest.


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Now in his third year as News Director at KD-Country 94 and Z-96.3 The Lake, Chad is a jack of not all, but many trades. He spent previous years of his working life in hotel management, event planning, security, the aviation industry, staff writing for a newspaper, and as a small business owner. He began doing play-by-play of high school sports for KDNS and KZDY in 2009 and came to work full time for the stations in July of 2015. He is the father of an eight year old daughter who enjoys spending his free time with her, his very significant other and her children. His favorite activities include attending live music and sporting events as well as being a singer/songwriter. A natural conversationalist, he also enjoys a good discussion/debate on a myriad of topics from current events and politics to sports and philosophy. He resides in Beloit with his daughter and continues to write sports and meeting stories for the local newspaper.