Driver Injured In January Lincoln County Crash Dies


Sunday, March 8th 2020, 4:48 pm
By: News 9


The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported a delayed fatality from a Jan. 19 crash in Lincoln County. 

Officials said 30-year-old Rustin Eric Bender failed to negotiate a curve, departed the roadway and struck the end of a guardrail. 

Bender's vehicle overturned twice and then struck a creek embankment. 

Bender's condition after the crash is still under investigation, but OHP reported that he was neither wearing a seat belt nor did his airbag deploy. 

He was admitted in critical condition at OU Medical Center. 

OHP confirmed Bender's death took place on Feb. 26. 

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