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Parkhill man dies after single-vehicle accident

From Staff Reports Modified: August 17, 2014 at 1:17 pm •  Published: August 17, 2014

A Parkhill man died Sunday morning, several days after being injured during a single-vehicle accident in Cherokee County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

Just after 11 a.m. Thursday, Kenneth Stewart, 79, of Parkhill, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet pickup eastbound on a county road about 4.2 miles west of Tahlequah in Cherokee County, troopers said. Stewart suffered an unknown medical condition that caused him to pass out and run off the left side of the road, troopers said.

His vehicle traveled approximately 600 feet through a field, where it struck a fence, then a utility pole and continued through two more fences before coming to a stop.

Stewart was taken to a hospital in Tulsa, where he was admitted in critical condition, troopers said. He died at the hospital at 6:37 a.m. Sunday. has disabled the comments for this article.