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November 24, 2013

Kansas man injured in Alfalfa County truck crash

ENID, Okla. — A 58-year-old Kansas man was listed in stable condition Sunday after a crash in Alfalfa County.

According to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, Richard Leroy Manley of Fowler, Kan., was driving a 2007 Peterbilt truck westbound at 6:45 a.m. Sunday on Oklahoma 11, when he encountered three to four deer in the roadway.

According to the report, Manley swerved left to avoid the deer and departed the roadway for 434 feet, then came back onto the surface of the roadway, causing the vehicle to overturn onto the driver’s side. The vehicle slid into the south ditch, where it came to rest.

Manley was transported by Alfalfa County EMS to Share Medical Center in Alva, then airlifted to St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. He sustained internal trunk and arm injuries, according to the report.

The report listed unsafe speed as the cause of the accident.

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