Pittsburg St. Student Killed In Head-On Crash

By: Nick Viviani
By: Nick Viviani

RIVERTON, Kan. (AP) -- The victim in a fatal head-on collision in southeast Kansas has been identified as a Pittsburg State University student.

A report from the Kansas Highway Patrol says 30-year-old James Lee Potocnik was killed shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday. The patrol says Potocnik was northbound on a highway north of Riverton when his SUV crossed the center line and struck a southbound tractor-trailer.

In a statement Monday, Pittsburg State officials said Potocnik was a junior majoring in electronics engineering. He was a native of the southeast Kansas town of Frontenac.

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