79 year old Oliver Farrimond of Checotah was pronounced dead at the scene when the vehicle he was a passenger in ran into a Semi Truck tractor that was attempting to back onto US 62. The accident occurred around 8PM last night.
The driver of the Semi was not injured, but the driver of the Chevrolet, Elizabeth Farrimond was admitted to Saint Francis Hospital in Muskogee with internal injuries. She was in stable condition. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the accident is still under investigation, but it appears the Semi was blocking the roadway when the accident happened.
The road condition was wet from recent rains and seat belts were in use in both vehicles.