HARVEY COUNTY, KS : Newton police officer killed in ATV crash on Wednesday, 17th February 2021
A Newton Police Officer was killed Wednesday afternoon after an ATV crash in Harvey County.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says just before 4 p.m., 30-year-old Levi Minkevitch, of Peabody, was driving an ATV in the ditch approximately half a mile east of Harvest Hill Road and Dutch Avenue.
According to the crash log, Minkevitch was attempting to jump the ditch into the adjacent field when he lost control and the ATV rolled into the creek.
He was taken to Newton Medical Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The Newton Police Department said in a social media post, "Levi was a tremendous police officer and a friend to everyone he met. He had a large presence and a smile that lit up a room. This loss is truly devastating."