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Wister man injured in accident

August 23, 2013

A Wister man was injured Wednesday morning after being thrown from his vehicle during an accident.
Christopher M. Copeland, 22, was driving a 2011 Chevy Silverado on U.S. Highway 283 about one mile north of Cheyenne in Roger Mills County in western Oklahoma when he fell asleep, according to the accident report.
Copeland's truck left the right side of the road and struck a culvert which caused the truck to go airborne, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. The report shows Copeland's truck traveled 111 feet in the air before striking the ground and rolling over two complete times coming to rest on the driver's side. Copeland, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident according to the report, was thrown from the vehicle about 40 feet.
Cheyenne Emergency Medical Services took Copeland to Cheyenne Hospital then he was later flown by an Air Evac medical helicopter to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He is listed in stable condition with internal injuries.

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