Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

February 24, 2014

Driver of cement truck killed Friday

KANSAS, Okla. — Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers say a 41-year-old Gentry, Ark., man died early Friday morning when a cement truck crashed on State Highway 10.

Wade Wesley Wilson was driving the 1997 Mack cement truck south on S.H. 10, about two miles south of Kansas, when he failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the center line and overturned, striking a tree around 7:49 a.m.

Wilson was pinned in the truck for nearly 40 minutes before being freed by firefighters from the Flint Ridge Fire Department, who had to use the Jaws of Life, troopers reported.

Wilson died at the scene from massive internal and head injuries, troopers said.

Troopers said Wilson was not wearing a seat belt.

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