Vehicle rolls over, catches fire on I-44

Vehicle rolls over, catches fire on I-44
Source KSWO
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COMANCHE COUNTY, Ok (KSWO) - COMANCHE COUNTY, OK (KSWO) -A single vehicle accident on I-44 sent one person to the hospital on Monday afternoon. The accident happened around 1:08 p.m. 1/5th of a mile east of mile marker 55 eastbound, 2.8 miles east of Elgin.

According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a 22-year-old man driving a Toyota Scion departed the roadway to the right of the eastbound lanes for approximately 300 feet before striking a concrete barrier.

The car rolled at least one time then landed on its top. The car caught fire after the accident. Traffic on I-44 was brought to a standstill as crews from the Elgin Fire Department handled the resulting car fire.

The man was taken to an area hospital in fair condition with head and trunk injuries.

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