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Slick road a factor in fatal crash; name released

Updated December 8, 2012 at 5:30 PM CST:  Authorities have released the name of the man killed in a crash southeast of Pittsburg on Friday:  Timothy Strevens, 36 of Liberal.

CORRECTION:  We originally reported Strevens was age 22.  In fact he's 36.

Updated December 8, 2012 at 9:45 AM CST:  A two car collision southeast of Pittsburg resulted in one death Friday evening.

According to a news release issued by the Crawford County Sheriff's Office emergency crews were called at 5:39 PM to a crash on Highway 171 east of the Highway 69 junction.

Witnesses told investigators the driver of a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix lost control of the vehicle on slick pavement as he was passing a vehicle.  The 2007 Pontiac then struck a 2008 Pontiac G5 in the driver side door.

The driver of the 2007 Pontiac was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two passengers from the 2008 Pontiac were transported to Via Christi by EMS.  Hospital officials tell us one of the injured was transferred to KU Medical Center.  A third passenger from the 2008 Pontiac was treated and released at the scene.

Names of the deceased have yet to be released pending notification of the family.

The Crawford County Sheriff's Office and EMS, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and EMS, Pittsburg Fire and Baker Fire responded to the scene.

Posted December 7, 2012 at 8:03 PM CST:  At about 6 p.m. this evening emergency personnel were called to a crash on Highway 171 east of the 171 and 69 intersection.

Crawford County Sheriff Sandy Horton confirms one person is dead but was unable to provide any other details at this time.

Sheriff Horton says they will be sending out a news release.

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