A Quapaw man died late Tuesday evening as a result of a motorcycle accident earlier in the day.

Curtis Hayden Wyatt, 26, was pronounced dead at approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo.

According to authorities, Wyatt was operating a 1999 Suzuki motorcycle on a county road nine miles east of Miami at approximately 4:26 p.m.

Highway patrol troopers say Wyatt topped a hill and ran into a 1990 John Deere tractor, driven by Rex Alan Randall, 57, of Baxter Springs, Kan.

Wyatt was airlifted to Freeman Hospital, where he died five hours later.