Jewell Man Airlifted After Suffering Burns In Beloit – UPDATE

A 21 year old was burned over 52% of his body due to an incident involving gasoline which was ignited by a controlled fire in south Beloit on Saturday. The injuries suffered by Trenton Mitchell of Jewell occurred at a residence on Roosevelt Street near Chautauqua Park late Saturday afternoon.

Mr. Mitchell was transported to Mitchell County Hospital and was later airlifted to the burn unit at Via Christi in Wichita. He is currently listed in stable condition, but is expected to have a long road to recovery ahead which could include hundreds of surgical procedures and months of physical therapy according to a Go Fund Me page which has been set up in his honor.

On Monday afternoon, Beloit Chief of Police Dave Elam released a statement which can be read by clicking the image below.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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