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May 13, 2012

Police: Alcohol led to wreck

DUNCAN — Alcohol is believed to be the cause of a motor vehicle accident involving two Stephens County residents Saturday morning in Cotton County, police said.

According to the report filed by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, at approximately 4:28 a.m. on State Highway 53, just north of County Road 2650, Zachary Hunter Morse was driving his truck east bound on the highway when the collision occurred.

Morse ran off the road when he over-corrected, trying to bring the vehicle back on the road. The truck left the roadway, striking a bridge abutment and causing the vehicle to roll and land on its top in a dry creek bed.

Morse, of Velma, and passenger Jordan Blake Moore were transported to Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton.

Morse was treated and released and Moore, who was ejected out the rear window of the truck, was admitted in serious condition with a leg injury.

The OHP Troopers on the scene determined that Morse had consumed alcohol, impairing his driving ability.

Airbags were deployed and seatbelts were not in use by either man, troopers said.

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