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Morning Sun
  • PSU student killed in early morning accident

  • An accident after midnight Thursday morning caused one death and two injuries.Close to 12:42 a.m. Thursday, a truck driven by Matthew Steven Wright, 20, Gardner, was traveling southbound on Free King's Highway and failed to yield the right of way at the intersection with Fourth Street.Because Wrig...
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  • An accident after midnight Thursday morning caused one death and two injuries.
    Pittsburg Police have released the name of the deceased and further information related to the accident.
    Close to 12:42 a.m. Thursday, a truck driven by Matthew Steven Wright, 20, Gardner, was traveling southbound on Free King's Highway and failed to yield the right of way at the intersection with Fourth Street. Wright had three passengers in his truck: Nicholas J. Mauszychi, 20, Gardner; Michael Gorman, 20, Olathe; and Taylor P. Godberson, 20, Olathe.
    Because Wright failed to yield, a car driven by Mattie Swanson, 65, Jasper, Mo., hit Wright's car, causing the vehicle to roll on its top. Swanson was delivering copies of the Big Nickel, a weekly shopper based out of Joplin, Mo.
    Wright was declared dead at the scene, and Swanson and Mauszychi were taken to Via Christi Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Gorman and Godberson refused treatment.
    Police said they would investigate the accident to see if alcohol was involved, a typical procedure in any similar investigation.
    "Any sort of accident, especially a fatality accident, we will leave no stone unturned," said Pittsburg Police spokesperson Brent Narges. Narges did not say when results of that aspect of the investigation would be released.
    Pittsburg State President Steve Scott issued a statement about the death of Wright, a mechanical engineering sophomore.
    "My heart goes out to all those involved in this morning’s accident. I extend my deepest sympathies to Matthew’s family and friends and offer condolences on behalf of the entire Pittsburg State University community," Scott said.
    Pittsburg State indicated counselors would be made available to students and faculty alike.

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