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April 18, 2014

Vehicle pass a bad move

bporterfield@pvdemocrat.com — Authorities believe it was one driver’s improper attempt to pass another vehicle that caused a collision near Wynnewood this week resulting in one fatality.

A report released by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol shows investigating troopers concluded there wasn’t sufficient room for the pass when 29-year-old Trey Phillips of Wynnewood made the attempt.

Phillips was alone while driving a 2009 Chevrolet pickup eastbound on U.S. Highway 77.

According to the OHP report, Phillips attempted to pass a second vehicle at a site nearly a mile west of Wynnewood when his truck collided with yet another car.

The report shows Phillips went to pass the vehicle as it was slowing to make a left turn into a private drive.

That’s when Phillips’ truck struck a 2013 Chevrolet Impala traveling westbound on U.S. 77.

The listed time was 3:58 p.m. Tuesday, April 15.

Behind the wheel of the car was Sherman Pickens, 70, of Wynnewood, while Kerne Pickens, 74, of Oklahoma City was riding along as a passenger.

It was the passenger who was initially taken by a Pauls Valley E.M.S. ambulance to Pauls Valley General Hospital.

The elder Pickens was later airlifted to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, where he was initially admitted in stable condition with trunk internal injuries.

An official from the state medical examiner’s office confirmed a few hours later, around 8:30 p.m., Kerne Pickens had been pronounced dead at the same hospital. No other details were available.

Not injured was Sherman Pickens.

After the accident Phillips was taken by personal vehicle to the Pauls Valley hospital. He was treated and released.

Troopers determined all the individuals were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

The listed cause of the collision was “improper overtaking without sufficient clearance.”

Investigating the accident was OHP Trooper Heath Green of the Garvin County Detachment.

Assisting were Trooper Steven Payne of the Size and Weights Division, Garvin County deputies and Wynnewood firefighters.

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