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February 10, 2014

Man dies from injuries received in wreck

Woodward, Okla. — A Buffalo man hospitalized after a wreck in Dewey County Sunday morning (Feb. 9) died Wednesday (Feb. 12) at the OU Medical Center, said the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

David Wayne Oden, 19, died from the injuries he sustained in the accident that happened 12.5 miles southeast of Seiling on US Highway 270, the OHP said.

Oden was going northwest on US Highway 270 when his pickup went out of control on the ice and swerved in front of a truck that was going southwest, according to the OHP report. The pickup came to a stop and was hit by the truck. After impact, the truck pushed the pickup through a guardrail and into a ditch. The pickup rolled 1/2 time coming to rest on its top. The semi rolled 1/4 time coming to rest on top of the pickup, the OHP said.

Oden was partially ejected through the driver's side window and pinned for 3 hours before being freed by Albert's Wrecker Service and Seiling Fire and Rescue, the OHP said.

The driver of the semi, Amia Leu, 58, of Houston, Texas, was treated and released at the Seiling Hospital.

Trooper Kendall Johnson investigated the accident with assistance from other troopers, Seiling Fire and Rescue and the Dewey County Sheriff's Department. The accident happened around 7:41 a.m. on Sunday.

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