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Fatal accident north of Oklaunion

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 1     Number Injured:       Number killed: 1

Date & Time: 06/19/23, 4:40 P.M.

County: Wilbarger

Location: County Road 117 (CR 117), 3.7 miles north of Oklaunion, Texas

Posted Speed Limit: 60

Vehicle 1:  1990 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck

Driver Vehicle 1:

Duncan, James Ray, 58 years of age, male of Oklaunion, Texas

Seatbelt: No

Death Information: Pronounced dead on 6-19-23, at 5:00 P.M., by Justice of the Peace, Clint Nava

Description:  Preliminary investigation revealed that Vehicle 1 as traveling south on CR 117.  For unknown reasons, the driver of Vehicle 1 drove off the roadway to the left, overcorrected steering right and entered into a side skid.  Vehicle 1 crossed back across the roadway exiting the right side of the roadway driving into the barrow ditch striking an embankment and overturning.  The driver of Vehicle 1 was ejected due to being unrestrained by a seatbelt and died on the scene of the crash.

Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated by: Trooper Andrew W. Welsh, Texas Highway Patrol – Quanah

Assisted by:  Trooper Bradon J. Roberts, Texas Highway Patrol – Wichita Falls

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