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June 16, 2010

Enid man dies in crash on I-35 south of Perry

ENID — An Enid man was killed Wednesday in an accident on Interstate 35 south of Perry in Noble County.

Phillip D. Martin, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene of head and trunk injuries, according to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report.

The accident happened at 2:50 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-35 almost seven and one-half miles south of Perry.

According to the report, Martin and Brian D. Robertson, 27, of Enid, were passengers in a disabled 1998 Peterbilt parked on the shoulder with its hazard lights on. Both men were out of the vehicle, sitting on the passenger side in the shade. Robertson was sitting, leaning against a front tire, and Martin was 3 to 4 feet from him.

Their truck was hit by a 2000 Freightliner driven by Ray Hernandez, 48, of Ardmore, according to the report. Hernandez told troopers he tried to move to change lanes to avoid the other truck but couldn’t.

Robertson was taken to Perry hospital, where he was treated and released, according to the report. Hernandez was taken to Stillwater Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

The report listed inattention as the cause of the accident. The northbound lanes of the interstate were closed for an hour and 50 minutes following the crash.

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