As this first round of storms sweep through, flash flooding is possible as we have watches in effect since heavy rainfall is expected. These storms are on the strong side, but severe threat will be more towards later this afternoon into the night as they could become severe out west.
4-1-06 – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating how a Durant man ended up critically injured on the side of the road Saturday morning.
According to OHP, a 911 caller reported a man down along the shoulder of highway 70 in Bryan County around 2:00 a.m. When troopers arrived, they called for a medical helicopter to take 21-year-old Larry Smith of Durant to Parkland Hospital in Dallas. The man was critically injured, sustaining severe head trauma.
Troopers are investigating if the incident was a hit-and-run. Authorities gathered evidence at the scene, including a novelty license plate that would have belonged to a 1997 or 1998 Ford F150 or F250 pickup truck. Troopers also interviewed the 911 caller and people that were with Smith at a party that evening.
The case is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Oklahoma Highway Patrol at 580-924-2601.