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January 13, 2013

Duncan driver flips truck

DUNCAN — The Oklahoma High Patrol reports that in the early morning hours of Saturday, Joe Don Gibson, 39, of Duncan was traveling northbound                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in a 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck on 7 Mile Road, one-tenth mile north of Cherokee Road, when he lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway.

The truck struck a fence and rolled almost two times, ejecting Gibson out of the driver’s door. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

Gibson, who was listed as suffering head and internal injuries, was taken to Oklahoma University Medical Center from Duncan Regional Hospital and is listed in fair condition.

Gibson’s passenger, Lawana Dianne Sides, 26, of Duncan was treated and released from Duncan Regional Hospital.

OHP reports that impaired driving due to alcohol consumption was the reason for the crash and that the driver will be charged with driving while impaired.

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