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January 28, 2013

Alva man dies when semi hits house

ALVA, Okla. — A rock-hauling semi careened off Oklahoma Boulevard in Alva Monday morning, crashing into a home and killing a man inside.

Emergency personnel were called to the 10 a.m. collision on East Oklahoma, which also is known as U.S. 64 and Oklahoma 14 outside of Alva city limits.

PDF: Click here to see police report

Alva police and fire officials were on scene most of the day following the collision. Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers from Troop J also responded to the collision.

Bob Ellis, 83, who lived in the home, was killed when the truck drove  into the house, said Alva Police Chief Gary Sanderson.

The driver of the truck, Steve Buxton, 51, was taken by ambulance to Share Medical Center in Alva for treatment and was transferred to another hospital in fair condition, according to a statement from Kelly Parker, with Share Medical Center. Sherrill Meyer, 61, of Alva, was treated and released, according to Parker’s statement.

Buxton is a driver for WestOK Production Services, of Woodward. Meyer, Ellis’ daughter, was in another part of the home at the time of the collision.

Before striking the home, the semi, which was westbound, rear-ended a pickup in front of it, then veered off the road, Sanderson said. It then hit a couple of power poles and a four-wheeler before hitting the house.

Alva Fire Chief Kirk Trekell said the truck went three-quarters of the way through the house. He said emergency personnel were at the scene until after 5 p.m. and helped board up the house.

Police had no information as to why the truck swerved and left the road, crashing into the home, Sanderson said.

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