Cushing Man Killed In Payne County Car Wreck

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 10:05 am
By: News 9

A one-vehicle crash in Payne County claimed the life of a Cushing man early Saturday morning.

This happened at 3:38 a.m. on State Highway 33, about four miles east of Cushing.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol accident report, a Ford Ranger pickup truck driven by 20-year-old Justin Bass was west bound on Highway 33 when it ran off the roadway to the left and struck a tree. The truck then traveled about 30 feet before coming to a rest.

Bass was pronounced dead at the scene with head injuries.

Troopers said Bass was not wearing a seatbelt, and they did smell an odor of alcohol on him. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.