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Newalla Man Dies After Traffic Accident In Cleveland Co.

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An 85-year-old man died after a Friday afternoon traffic accident on State Highway 9 about one mile east of Norman, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

The accident happened shortly before 3 p.m. Friday.

Tommy R. Martin, of Newalla, was driving westbound on State Highway 9 when the vehicle tried to make a left turn in front of an eastbound pickup, troopers said.

The pickup, driven by Lonnie L. Crouch III, 51, of Shawnee, hit the vehicle. 

Martin was taken by medical helicopter to OU Medical Center. He died at the hospital early Saturday from injuries he suffered in the accident, troopers said.

Crouch was taken to Norman Regional Hospital, where he was treated and released. Crouch's passenger was not injured in the wreck.

Martin was not wearing a seat belt, troopers said.

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