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Oklahoma police assistant chief suffers injuries after crash

February 12, 2018

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A police department assistant chief in eastern Oklahoma has suffered multiple neck injuries after he was ejected from his pickup truck during a rollover on Sunday.

Haskell County Sheriff Tim Turner wrote in a Facebook post Sunday that Checotah Police Department Assistant Chief Justin Durrett is stable in unknown condition and awaiting surgery.

Tulsa World reports that the Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the 35-year-old lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons and the car went off the side of a roadway Sunday morning. The pickup truck rolled once and Durrett was ejected from the vehicle.

Turner says a deputy pulled up to the single-vehicle crash and found Durrett trapped underneath the truck.

He says Durrett is a 13-year police department veteran and a father of two children. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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