Alcohol may have been factor in fatal Garvin Co. accident

LINDSAY, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say alcohol may have played a role in a single-vehicle accident that killed a Lindsay man in Garvin County.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 30-year-old Chris C. Lewis was driving north on a county road about 4 p.m. Monday when he couldn't negotiate a curve and his sport utility vehicle ran off the road.

Troopers say Lewis was partially ejected when the SUV struck a tree and overturned onto its top, pinning him. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

The patrol says an odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected and that Lewis may have been driving an unsafe speed.

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