Alcohol Related Accident Kills One

3-7-06 - Alcohol may be to blame for the death of a Stratford man late Monday night. 59-year old Freddie Weldon Ward was turning into a private drive off Highway 177 in Garvin County when a Chevy Avalanche ran up behind him.

The truck then went airborne and struck the top of Ward’s truck removing the cab from the truck. Ward was killed at the scene of the wreck.

The driver of the Avalanche, 35-year old Mark Wayne Hampton of Denton was arrested. Troopers say he had been under the influence of alcohol.