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March 27, 2012

One killed in Harper County crash

HARPER COUNTY - A Turpin man died in a one-vehicle accident east of Buffalo Monday afternoon.

Victor Keith Rauch, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on a county road 4 miles east of Buffalo, said the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Rauch suffered head and neck injuries, the OHP said.

Rauch was driving his truck north on county road NS 195 and entered a curve to go west on EW 13 when the vehicle went off the north side of the road and rolled 3/4 times coming to rest on the driver's side, according to the OHP report. The accident happened just before 3 p.m.

The OHP said Rauch was pinned for 49 minutes. He was wearing a seatbelt.

Trooper Phillip Ludwyck investigated the accident with assistance from other troopers, the Harper County Sheriff's Department and Harper County EMS and Fire.

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