PITTSBURG — A Pittsburg man is dead following a mid-morning, two car wreck Monday.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol Crash Log, at a little after 9 a.m Monday, Stephen Hite, 70, of Pittsburg, was driving south on U.S. Highway 69 about two miles south of Pittsburg in a 1989 Ford Ranger when he slowed to make a left-hand turn onto E 510 Ave.

According to KHP, as Hite slowed to make his turn he was struck from behind by a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Patrick Commons, 49, of Pittsburg.

Hite’s vehicle overturned and both vehicles came to rest in the east ditch.

Hite died in the accident and Commons was taken to Via Christi with unspecified injuries.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.