By Jeff Shultz
An Elgin, Okla., truck driver was killed Thursday morning, August 2, when his semi-truck veered off the roadway and struck a tree on State Highway 29 4.5 miles west of Elmore City.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Lester D. Latimar, 59, was traveling west bound on SH 29 at around 5:30 Thursday morning when his 1989 Peterbilt semi-truck ran off the left side of the highway, struck a tree and overturned one-quarter of a time.
The crash ejected Latimar approximately 75 feet from the point where his truck came to rest.
Latimar was transported by the Elmore City EMS to Pauls Valley General Hospital where he was pronounced dead by the medical staff at PVGH.
The OHP reported no improper action was taken by Latimar to cause the accident but did state a medical condition of Latimar’s might have caused him to lose control of his truck.
The OHP did not say what that medical condition was.