(Cushing) –  A traffic mishap has claimed the life of a long time local mail carrier.  Cushing Police are still investigating the circum-stances of the accident that killed Perry “Red” Stokes, and sent two others to Cushing Regional Hospital.

The accident occurred at 2:57 PM in the 1400 Block of North Little street.  Police are still investigating the cause of the accident,  and the names of those taken to the the Cushing Regional Hospital and their conditions have not been released.

Police say that Stokes was driving a USPS truck when the accident occurred.

Emergency Medical Technicians from the Cushing Fire Department transported the accident victims.