Scattered showers and storms could become strong to severe this afternoon into the evening. Primary threats are large hail and heavy rainfall causing flooding in poor drainage areas. Damaging winds are included as well and an isolated tornado possibility is very low but not eliminated.
10-12-05 - An Idabel man died early Wednesday morning in a car accident in McCurtain County.
According to a Department of Public Safety release, Chad Wayne Houchin, 40, of Idabel, was pronounced dead at the scene due to massive injuries after his 1991 pickup struck an illegally parked and unoccupied log truck.
Houchin was driving westbound at 5:44 a.m. when the rear passenger side hit the logs on the trailer which was parked on the south side of the county road.
Seatbelts were equipped in Houchin's truck but were not in use at the time of the crash.