ATV fatality

A Konawa resident was killed Saturday night in an ATV accident in Pontotoc County.

The wreck occurred on private property four miles north of Byng at 10:45 p.m., according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Tyler Jack.

Jack said 30-year-old Christopher L.D. Barton of Konawa was operating a Honda Rincon ATV southbound across a pasture when when he crashed into a utility pole. He and a passenger, 30-year-old Tiffany Z. Barton of Konawa, were thrown from the wreckage.

Tiffany Barton was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries received in the wreck. Christopher Barton was taken by Mercy EMS to Mercy Hospital Ada and treated and released for a head injury.

Jack said the cause of the wreck is still under investigation.

Pontotoc County sheriff’s deputies, firefighters from Byng and Chickasaw Lighthorse police also responded.