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OKLAHOMA MAN KILLED SOUTH OF OTTAWA

July 31, 1999

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OTTAWA

Truck driving accident

kills Oklahoma man

A Bartlesville, Okla., man died Thursday night when the flatbed truck full of heavy coils of wire he was transporting slid off a highway and rolled down an embankment near the Franklin-Anderson county line.

Terry Keys, 45, was ejected in the accident about 5:20 p.m. Franklin County Undersheriff Craig Davis said Keys was driving south on U.S. Highway 169 when the right front wheel of the truck dropped off the side of the road as Keys entered a curve.

Davis said Keys "overcorrected" to get back on the highway, and the flatbed wheels went off the road, causing the truck to roll down the embankment. Keys was ejected and the truck came to rest in Anderson County, between 50 and 70 feet from the two-lane highway.

A Kansas Highway Patrol accident investigation team is looking into the cause of the accident, Davis said.

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