WELLING – A Welling man was killed early Saturday morning in a single-vehicle crash on State Highway 100 two miles east of State Highway 82.

Eddie Collins, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene from a head injury by Cherokee Nation EMS workers.

Collins was driving a 2004 Dodge pickup eat on SH100 when he failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the road and struck a tree. Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports indicate alcohol was a factor in the crash. Collins was not wearing a seatbelt.

The crash was investigated by OHP Trooper Tommy Mullins, with assistance from the Cherokee Nation Marshall Service, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, Cherokee Nation EMS and Welling Fire and Rescue.

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