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Fatal crash near Atkinson Municipal Airport 


PITTSBURG, Kan. — An accident at the intersection of East 570th Ave. and South 200th Street on Saturday afternoon claimed the life of 71-year-old Edward Leroy Nutt of Mindenmines, Missouri. 

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Nutt was traveling east on 570th in a 2001 Ford F150 shortly after 1 p.m. when he failed to stop at the intersection with 200th, where he was struck by a northbound 2017 Chrysler 300 driven by 19-year-old Rigby James Born of Girard. Both vehicles came to rest at the northeast corner of the intersection in the ditch. 

According to the KHP crash report, Born was taken to Freeman West in Joplin with serious injuries. Nutt did not survive the crash and his next of kin were notified later that afternoon. 


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