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Comanche Co. Man Dies in Rollover Accident

COMANCHE CO., Okla_ One man died in a single-car rollover wreck today on Highway 62 just north of Cache.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said it happened when his wife swerved off the road to avoid a piece of metal, and then lost control of their SUV when she got back on the road. It rolled three times. 

The driver and another passenger were taken to Comanche County Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. OHP Trooper John Hoover said it's hard to find fault in this accident, because the driver was forced to make a quick decision.

"It's a tragic loss," Hoover said. "People didn't take the time to think the consequences of their actions from swerving and missing. I know it happens. You don't even think about it. Your first reaction is to maybe swerve and miss something instead of hit it in the roadway."

Trooper Hoover said it's best to fight that reaction and brace yourself for impact.

"It may do some damage to your vehicle," Hoover said, "But it's a whole lot better to hit it and maybe do some damage to a tire and under carriage or the front spoiler or something like that than the alternative that we have here.

He said too often in his career, he's witnessed scenes like this when he's called to single-car accidents.

"A lot of our one-car rollovers out here are attributed to maybe some driver inattention," Hoover said. "Sometimes they depart the roadway to the right and have the tendency to panic; they overcorrect to the left."

Authorities diverted traffic of both eastbound lanes of Highway 62 to a slow crawl in the median, but lanes reportedly reopened a little after 4:00 PM.

 

 

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