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October 12, 2013

Eufaula man dies in auto accident

McALESTER — A Eufaula man is dead after his car collided with a tree in McIntosh County, officials say.

Russell Lanham, 65, of Eufaula died Thursday just before 6 p.m. after his car left the roadway on northbound Stidham Road and struck a tree, according to a report by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

After striking the tree, the vehicle rolled and Lanham was ejected and thrown some 30 feet from his vehicle, according to the report.

The report states Lanham was not wearing a seatbelt.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation, according to the OHP.

Contact Jeanne LeFlore at


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