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Fatal accident reported east of Chillicothe

Date & Time: 8/12/2023, 4:26 A.M.

County: Wilbarger

Location: US 287, 3 miles East of Chillicothe

Posted Speed Limit: 75

Weather Condition:  Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Vehicle 1: 2016, Ford F250 pickup

Driver Vehicle 1: DECEASED

Patnode, Kevin Laine, 38 year old, male, of Santa Fe, New Mexico

Seatbelt: N

Injury Information: The driver was pronounced deceased on scene due to injuries sustained during the crash.

Description:  Preliminary investigation revealed that Vehicle 1 was traveling East on US 287. Vehicle 1 entered a curve to the left, entered the south ditch and struck a guardrail. Vehicle 1 began a side skid to the left then rolled to the right. The driver was pronounced deceased on scene.

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