Thursday, August 15, 2019

Single-vehicle Accident Ends in Fatality

A single-vehicle accident near Gans at approximately 7:33 a.m. Thursday morning left a Fort Smith man dead from injuries sustained.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) report, Matt C. Hutchinson, 38, was driving a 2003 GMC pickup eastbound on SH141 three miles west and a half mile south of Gans when he failed to negotiate a curve. The pickup then departed the roadway to the right, crossing county road 4650 and striking a ditch embankment causing the vehicle to come to rest.

Hutchinson was pinned in the vehicle for approximately forty minutes before being freed by Brent Fire Dept., OHP and Pafford EMS. He was transported by Pafford EMS to Northeast Health Systems in Sallisaw where he was pronounced dead at 8:59 a.m. from head injuries.

The report states that seatbelts were in use and the airbag did deploy.

KXMX News Staff

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