Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Roland Man Dies in Backhoe Accident

A fatality accident occurred on Monday, May 21 at approximately 10:18 p.m. on Camp Creek Road, one half mile north and one mile east of Muldrow.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, John Reese, 87, of Roland, was driving a Ford backhoe through a field while attempting a right turn around the west side of a slight hill when he overturned one and a quarter times coming to rest on the driver's side.

Reese was ejected landing between the ground and canopy of the backhoe.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Reece was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

KXMX News Staff

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