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Fatal Accident Involving Altus Man

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla_ One person is dead after an accident with a semi driven by an Altus man.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol said 63-year-old Phillip Prestriedge was killed after his car was struck from behind by a freightliner on H.E. Bailey Turnpike near Oklahoma City. It happened just after 3:00 AM Monday. OHP said Prestriedge was driving west on the turnpike, stopped, and started to reverse. That's when the semi struck him from behind.

The Oklahoma Medical Examiner pronounced him dead at the scene from massive injuries sustained in the collision. He was taken to the M.E.'s Officer in Oklahoma City.

OHP said both drivers were wearing seatbelts. Airbags were equipped but did not deploy.

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