Feb 27, 2021 9:00 AM

Kansas man dies after pickup strikes a tree

Posted Feb 27, 2021 9:00 AM

SMITH COUNTY —One person died in an accident just after 8a.m. Friday in Smith County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2017 Chevy Silverado driven by  Ardath Nix, 64, Phillipsburg, was southbound on Kansas 8 five miles north of Athol.

The pickup left the roadway, entered the west ditch and struck a large tree. 

Nix was pronounced dead at the scene and was transported to Olliff-Boevie Memorial Chapel. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the. KHP.