Highway Patrol reports man killed while trying to direct traffic

Ponca City Now - February 24, 2016 8:15 pm

DEL CITY, Okla. (AP) – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Texas man was struck and killed as he stood on an interstate, trying to direct traffic after a previous wreck.

The highway patrol says 56-year-old Mark Leaton of Dalhart, Texas, was standing in a lane of Interstate 40 in Del City – just outside Oklahoma City – when the collision occurred Tuesday night. The highway patrol says Leaton was struck by an oncoming car as he stood on the road.

The highway patrol says Leaton was taken to an Oklahoma City hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the car that struck Leaton was not injured.


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