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ATOKA COUNTY, OK -- An Atoka man is in the hospital after a truck slammed into a tree.
OHP says 31-year-old Joshua Baxter was driving east on State Highway 7 when he ran off the roadway and hit the tree.
The crash happened after 10 Friday morning 5 miles west of Atoka.
He was air lifted to a Plano hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.
Troopers say the cause of the collision was inattention.