One person killed in Pittsburg County traffic accident

Friday, August 26th 2005, 6:47 am
By: News On 6

HARTSHORNE, Okla. (AP) -- One person was killed when his car struck a second vehicle at a Pittsburg County intersection.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 40-year-old Robert J. Nichter of Wilburton was pronounced dead at the scene of Thursday's collision.

Troopers say the collision occurred on a county road eleven miles north of Hartshorne. The patrol says Nichter's car was southbound when it struck a westbound vehicle that failed to stop at a stop sign.

The driver of the other car, 52-year-old Kenneth Bohnert of Mustang, was listed in critical condition at a Muskogee hospital.

Troopers say Nichter wasn't wearing a seat belt.