Stop sign falling from truck kills pedestrian

Ponca City Now - June 12, 2015 8:00 am

WESTPORT, Okla. (AP) – Oklahoma authorities say a pedestrian has died after a stop sign fell off of a dump truck and struck him in the neck.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 53-year-old Jerald Warden of Meramec died Thursday at a Tulsa hospital after being critically injured in the accident.

Troopers say Warden was directing the truck driver on road repairs east of Westport. They say the dump truck was preparing to pour asphalt into a sinkhole when a bungee cord securing the stop sign in the bed of the truck broke, striking Warden.

No other injuries were reported.

 

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