Icy roads may have played a role in a fatal New Years Eve traffic accident.
The crash happened about five o'clock Tuesday west of 269th Street and South Auburn Road in Osage County.
The Kansas Highway Patrol said the driver of a eastbound pickup truck slid off the roadway towards the south and struck a tree.
Troopers said 37 year-old Eric Stinebaugh of Melvern, Kansas, was dead at the scene, while four passengers received minor injuries.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash about five miles south of Osage City.