Latimer County, Oklahoma (December 27, 2017): A late night crash off Oklahoma 63A Saturday, December 23, 2017, has left one dead and another injured. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol responded to the crash and prepared a report, but details about the accident remain fairly limited.
According to reports, the crash occurred around 11:30 pm when a southbound Chevy pickup truck veered off the roadway of Oklahoma 63A, about 12 miles south of Red Oak, Oklahoma, and crashed into a tree before overturning and coming to a rest on its wheels. 44-year-old Martin James, of Talihina, Oklahoma, was a passenger in the vehicle and sustained head injuries in the crash. He was pronounced dead at McAlester Regional Hospital after being transported there from the scene of the crash. The driver, another Talihina resident, 53-year-old Geroge James, also sustained head injuries in the crash and was transported to Saint Francis Hospital. His injuries are reportedly not critical.
Both passengers were pinned under the vehicle for nearly half an hour before being extricated by emergency responders. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate the crash and they believe alcohol may have been a factor.
The McGuire Law Firm would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Martin James and we will continue to pray for Martin James’s full recovery. Our thoughts are with the entire Talihina community during this time of tragedy.
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