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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Wanette man killed in crash

  • A crash along Interstate 35 in Garvin County claimed the life of a Wanette man.
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  • A crash along Interstate 35 in Garvin County claimed the life of a Wanette man.
    Rickie W. Garcia, 32, Wanette, was pronounced dead at Pauls Valley General Hospital from massive injuries, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
    The accident occurred Sunday on southbound I-35 at mile marker 72, which is in Garvin County.
    Garcia was driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer southbound in the inside lane at a high rate of speed, the patrol reported. For unknown reasons, he drifted to the right and struck a southbound Dodge Charger driven by Tanecia R. Johnson, 19, of Dallas.
    Troopers said Garcia overcorrected to the left, the OHP said, and then overcorrected right before departing the roadway. Garcia’s vehicle overturned an undetermined amount of times before striking a tree, the OHP reported, noting that the driver was ejected.
    Troopers said Garcia was not wearing a seat belt.
    Johnson and her two passengers were not injured, the OHP said.
    Cause of the collision and the driver’s condition at the time of the accident is as unknown and pending further investigation.
    Troopers from the Garvin County detachment of Trooper F worked the scene.
     
     
     

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