Kansas Highway Patrol 07.24.2021
At 6:50 p.m. Saturday, July 24, Oliverio Cucul Pop, 24, of Houston, Texas, was driving a 2003 Chevy Tahoe southbound on Prairie Road near 240th Street when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle ran off the road into the west ditch. Then, the vehicle continued southbound, jumping a creek and striking an embankment, continuing southbound into the ditch. Cucul Pop’s vechile then struck a wooden post, rolled on its top and came to rest in a field. Cucul Pop was pronounced dead at the scene and was transported to Chapel Oaks Funeral Home. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. The passenger of the vehicle, Esteban Xol, 53, of Davis Junction, Ill., was transported to Hiawatha Community Hospital with suspected serious injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.