Early morning crash near Valliant leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

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VALLIANT, Okla. (AP) -- An early morning crash in far southeast Oklahoma has left a Valliant man dead and another hospitalized.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the crash happened about 3:20 a.m. Sunday when a pickup truck ran off State Highway 98 and overturned, ejecting both men from the vehicle.

The patrol says the passenger, 23-year-old Carlo Gregory Wilson of Valliant, died at the scene. The driver, 28-year-old Dustie Lynn Vaughn, was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

The patrol reports neither man was wearing a seat belt. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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