Kansas man dies in Kay County crash Saturday morning
BY FROM STAFF REPORTS
Saturday, December 08, 2012
A Kansas man died Saturday morning after the pickup he was driving collided with a tractor truck in Kay County.
Matthew Ray McLaughlin, 21, of Winfield, Kan., was pronounced dead at the scene after his 2011 Ford F150 collided with a 2005 Freightliner tractor truck, according to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
The pickup was heading west on Oklahoma 11 northwest of Ponca City just after 8 a.m. when it crossed the center line for an unknown reason, troopers said. The tractor truck moved to the right to avoid the collision, but the pickup struck the tractor truck, rolled 2 1/4 times and caught fire.
A 19-year-old passenger in the pickup was ejected as the result of the crash, troopers said. He taken to a nearby hospital in good condition.
The driver of the tractor truck was also taken to a nearby hospital but was treated and released, troopers said.
Troopers were unable to determine of the driver of the pickup was wearing a seatbelt. The passenger was not, troopers said.