The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports a Byars man was killed last Thursday night in a head-on two vehicle traffic accident in far southeast McClain County.

Investigating Trooper Shane Shanholtzer said Tracy Wall, 59, of Byars was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on US-177 and County Road 1490 about 8:47 p.m. 3.4 miles north of Stratford in McClain County.

Shanholtzer said Wall was driving a 2002 Chevrolet pickup southbound when it crossed the center line hitting a 2015 Dodge Ram, driven by John Grundann, 69 of Shawnee, in the front.

The Trooper said Wall was pinned in his vehicle for an undetermined length of time before being extricated by firefighters.

Grundann was transported by Wadley’s EMS to Norman Regional Hospital where he was admitted in stable condition with leg and trunk injuries.

Assisting Shanholtzer were Troopers Chris Earnhart and Hunter White. Also assisting at the scene were the Garvin County Sheriff’s Department, the McClain County Sheriff’s Department, Stratford Fire Department and the Byars Fire Department.

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