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Pedestrian lands in critical condition after being hit by a truck

July 20, 2011

On Sunday, July 17, 2011 at approximately 10:06 p.m., a 1991 Chevy truck being driven by Luke R. Roberts, a 20 year-old white make from Albion, struck a pedestrian while attempting to yield to an emergency vehicle about 1 mile north and 1 mile east of Clayton on SH2 in Pushmataha County.

According to Trooper reports, the ‘91 Chevy was traveling northbound and the pedestrian was also walking northbound. The vehicle moved to the right while and hit James Guy Exon, a 61 year-old white male from Clayton, the pedestrian.

Exon was transported to Choctaw Nation Hospital in Talihina with head and arm injuries and then airlifted to Sparks Regional Medical Center in Ft. Smith, AR., in critical condition.

Roberts and his passenger, Blake Long, a 17 year-old white male from Clayton, were not injured.

Troopers reported that the condition of the driver seemed apparently normal and the cause of the collision wasn’t because of improper actions by the driver.

This collision was investigated by Trooper Daryl Wofford, E-740 of the Choctaw County Detachment. He was assisted by the Pushmataha County Sheriff’s Department and the Clayton Police Department.

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