The Woodward News

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August 12, 2010

One man killed in wreck late Wednesday night

Woodward, Okla. — A Mooreland man died after his bicycle was hit by a semi-truck on U. S. Highway 412 between Woodward and Mooreland Wednesday night.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Robert Eugene Bucklin, 49, was pronounced dead at the scene from massive injuries.

Bucklin was riding his bicycle east in the outside lane on U. S. Highway 412 and Sammy Glen Byrd, 70, of McKinney, Texas, was going east in a semi in the same lane, according to the OHP report.

In its report, the OHP said Byrd was unable to see the bicyclist in the roadway and struck him. Bucklin was ejected from the bicycle.

Byrd was not injured.

The accident happened around 11:15 p.m  6 miles east of Woodward.

Part of the highway, the major east-west road in the area, was closed for nearly 4 hours while officers worked the scene.

Trooper Jarrett Iliff investigated with accident and was assisted by Troopers Michael Eckhardt and Pat Fike.

Also on the scene were the Woodward County Sheriff’s Office, Woodward EMS, Woodward Fire Departement, Mooreland Police and Fire Departments and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.


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