A Walters man is dead following an early-morning collision today at the intersection of U.S. Highway 277 at State Highway 36 in Comanche County. 43-year old Gerald Shawn Richmond was a passenger in a car driven by his son, 19 year old Gerald Richmond, Jr. They were northbound on 277 when their car turned into the path of a southbound pickup truck which struck the car in the passenger side. The senior Richmond was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital from head and internal injuries. Richmond, Jr., and another passenger in his car, 21-year old Antonio Bates, both of Oklahoma City, were treated for injuries and released. Driver of the pickup, 40-year old Dana Rodriguez of Geronimo, and his passenger, 42 year old Jay Seymour of Walters, also were treated for injuries and released from a local hospital.
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