Marble City Man Dies in Crash near Sallisaw

Aug 18, 2013

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SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Marble City man has been killed in a single-vehicle crash on a state highway near Sallisaw.

The OHP says 24-year-odl Jimmy Don Cheater was dead at the scene of the collision shortly before 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

Troopers say Cheater was southbound on Oklahoma Highway 17 when the car he was driving went off the highway and hit a culvert and a tree before overturning.

Investigators say Cheater was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown about 80 feet from the vehicle. Troopers say a passenger in the car is hospitalized in stable condition at a Sallisaw hospital.