Man Dies in Crash Near Goodwell

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 8:36 am
By: News 9

Associated Press

GOODWELL, Oklahoma -- A Goodwell man had died after crashing his van into the back of a tractor-trailer that had stopped for road construction in Texas County.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 46-year-old Rodney O'Hara of Goodwell died at the scene of the crash about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday northwest of Goodwell.

The patrol says the big rig had stopped for road construction along Highway 64 when O'Hara apparently failed to notice and slammed into the back of the trailer. He was pinned inside the wreckage for 45 minutes.

The driver of the truck -- 26-year-old Alex Chea of Hart, Texas -- wasn't injured.