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Soldier in Fatal Motorcycle Accident Identified

COMANCHE CO. Okla_ 7News now knows the identity of the victim in Thursday's fatal motorcycle crash.

He's 38-year-old US Army Major Mark Hayry of 3-13 Field Artillery. Police say he was with a group heading east on Highway 62, then onto the Rogers Lane exit.

Officers say it appears he took the curve too fast, hit the concrete wall, then went over it. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

ORIGINAL STORY - September 12, 2013

A Fort Sill soldier died Thursday in a motorcycle wreck in Lawton.

The accident is still under investigation and the victim's name has not been released yet, but we do know he is a major in the 3rd Battalion of the 13th Field Artillery.

The accident occurred a little before noon at the on-ramp of Rogers Lane off of Highway 62. It was being handled by the Lawton Police Department and military personnel. LPD told us the biker was with a group going eastbound on Highway 62. They then took the overpass to Rogers Lane, when they believe the biker took the curve too fast. He then hit the concrete wall and flew over while his motorcycle skidded across the road.

They said the biker was wearing a helmet during the accident, but it was not enough. There was a call in for air evacuation, but it was called off when first responders pronounced the biker dead at the scene.

The on-ramp was closed down until 2:30PM, as investigators examined the exact cause of the accident. The victim's chain of command is working to notify his next of kin. Until then, his name will not be released.



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