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April 11, 2014

Area man dies in wreck

DEWEY COUNTY - A Fargo man died in a 2-vehicle collision 3 miles north of Taloga Thursday morning.

Victor Aaron Biesel, 69, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Ben Korhs, 69, of Seiling, a passenger in Biesel's vehicle, was treated and released at the Seiling hospital as was Ronald Lee Stong, 52, of Seiling, the driver of the second vehicle.

According to the OHP, Biesel was driving a pickup and was on the southbound shoulder of U. S. Highway 183 when he attempted to make a U-turn, pulling in front of the southbound tractor-trailer driven by Stong, which struck the pickup on the driver's side door.

According to the OHP seatbelts were not in use in the pickup and were in the tractor-trailer. Cause of the accident was the pickup's failure to yield, according to the OHP report.

The accident happened around 7:50 a.m.

Trooper John Johns of Dewey County investigated the accident with assistance from other troopers, the Dewey County Sheriff's Department, Taloga EMS, Community EMS and the Taloga Fire Department.

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