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Roger Mills County, Oklahoma — April 24, 2013

State police confirmed the death of a 24-year-old man on Wednesday in a rural crash near Sweetwater.

Cheyenne resident Bryan Snider was northbound in a 2007 Dodge pickup approximately two miles east and three miles north of Sweetwater when he left a rural road tot he left. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol stated that the truck hit a utility pole and rolled, throwing Mr. Snider from the vehicle at 8:40 p.m.

Mr. Snider was reportedly not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 85 percent of adults use safety belts, compared to only 81 percent of travelers in 2002. Overall, seat belt use has risen dramatically since 1982 when the usage rate was only 11 percent.

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