1 dead, car catches fire after crash in Pushmataha County
PUSHMATAHA, Okla. (KXII) - A man is dead after a crash in Pushmataha County early Saturday morning.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the crash happened at 2:44 a.m. on State Highway 43, approximately 3 miles north and 2.5 miles west of Clayton.
Trooper said a car driven by an unidentified man was traveling eastbound on State Highway 43, when he overcorrected and crossed the center line, rolled 2 1/4 times, and struck an electric pole. The electric pole landed on the car and started a fire.
The man was pinned in the car and was extricated by a HURST tool, but was pronounced dead at the scene.
Troopers said the cause of the crash was speed.
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