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December 12, 2013

Fatality reported near Love County

Gainesville — Staff report

LOVE COUNTY, OKLA. — Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported a pedestrian fatality that followed a one-car collision Monday evening on State Highway 32.

The report said Virgil Smith, 82, of Marietta, Okla., was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by a 2013 Ford driven by Troy Hooper, 36, of Duncan, Okla.

The collision occurred shortly after 6 p.m. Smith was reportedly crossing the highway to check his mailbox when Hooper, traveling westbound, struck him on the highway. Hooper was not injured and reportedly in normal condition while driving.

Other details are pending further investigation. Oklahoma troopers Destry Richardson, Jody Cornelison and Brian Quinn worked the scene with assistance from Love County Sheriff’s Department, Marietta Fire Department, Love County Emergency Medical Services and the Marietta Police Department.

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