Fiery Crash Kills Man In Caddo County

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 3:47 pm
By: News 9

A man was killed Friday morning in Caddo County when he crashed his pickup and it caught fire.

It happened at 7:25 a.m. Friday just east of Cement, Okla. on U.S. Highway 277.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 56-year-old Ollie Dustin Simmons was driving a 2002 GMC pickup on westbound U.S. Highway 277, when he approached a curve going too fast.

The collision report states Simmons ran off the roadway to the left and into a ditch, hit a concrete gas line marker and a tree, rotated three-quarters and caught fire. Troopers say Simmons was pinned for three hours.

The report lists the cause of the collision as “unsafe speed – exceeding legal limit” and states Simmons was not wearing a seatbelt.