BEATRICE – A Marysville, Kansas man has died in a fatal accident that happened in Pottawatomie County.

Kansas Highway Patrol officials say 60-year-old Richard Forst, of Marysville was driving a semitrailer truck north on Spring Creek Road when the truck went off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. 

The KHP says Forst was taken to Community Hospital in Onaga, where he was pronounced dead.  Investigators said it was not certain why the truck went off the roadway.   Forst was not wearing a safety restraint at the time of the accident.

The accident happened Saturday at around 6:25 p.m., along Spring Creek Road.