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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Shawnee man killed in two-car accident

  • A Shawnee man died in a two-car traffic accident shortly after midnight Tuesday morning on Interstate 40, and the fatal crash closed a portion of the highway for about 3 1/2 hours.
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  • A Shawnee man died in a two-car traffic accident shortly after midnight Tuesday morning on Interstate 40, and the fatal crash closed a portion of the highway for about 3 1/2 hours.
     
    Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Tyson Wright identified the man who died in the accident as David Lee Cook, 44, Shawnee. The trooper reported Cook was pronounced dead at the scene by a medical examiner.
     
    Cook suffered head, arm, leg, internal and external trunk injuries.
     
    Wright said Cook was driving a 1994 Toyota Corolla, which was parked crossways in the eastbound lanes .2 miles east of Stephens Road in Pottawatomie County.
     
    His vehicle was struck by a 1998 Dodge Caravan driven by Dana Bridges, 52, of Oklahoma City, according to the trooper’s report. Bridges reportedly suffered arm, internal and external trunk injuries. He was transported by REACT Ambulance to St. Anthony Hospital in Shawnee where he was treated and later released, the report states.
     
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    The cause of the collision was listed as improper parking in the roadway. Wright said the vehicle driven by Cook had its lights on but was completely stopped in the roadway.
     
    The trooper reported Cook’s condition at the time the wreck occurred, about 12:15 a.m., was still under investigation.
     
    Both vehicles were equipped with seat belts and in use by both drivers at the time of the collision, the report said.
     
    Wright said the inside lane was opened up about 1 ½ hours after the wreck happened, but the outside lane remained closed until nearly 3:30 a.m.
     
    Neither vehicle had passengers when the crash happened.
     
    Wright, of the Pottawatomie County Detachment of Troop A, was assisted at the scene by the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, Absentee Tribal Police, McLoud Police and Fire Departments and Kickapoo Tribal Police.
     

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