Elderly man killed in rollover crash on Hwy 29 in Stephens County

Posted on Saturday, April 2nd, 2022 at 10:45 pm    

BRAY, OK (STEPHENS COUNTY) – An elderly man was killed in a rollover crash on Highway 29 in Stephens County yesterday afternoon, according to information from KFOR.

The crash happened just before 3 p.m. east of Bray on OK-29 near N 3010 Road, when the driver of a 2002 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, 81-year-old Foster resident Joe R. Compton, ran off the left side of the highway.

Compton returned to the roadway, then went off the right side of the highway. The Tacoma overturned multiple times, causing Compton to be pinned within the wreckage for around two hours.

Compton was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fire officials had to use the jaws of life in order to extricate his body from the wreckage.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma City car accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


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