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Owasso, Oklahoma — January 9, 2014

Police say a motorist died Thursday during a collision in the Owasso area.

According to troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, an unidentified motorist was behind the wheel of a 1992 Lexus as it traveled near the corner of 161st East Avenue and 106th Street North. Around 4:45 a.m., the vehicle crashed for unknown reasons.

Paramedics responded to the scene, but were unable to save one occupant. Investigators are exploring the possibility that ice covering the roadway and possibly fog were factors in the crash.

There were 1,637 deaths reported on Texas Roadways in 2012 according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Officials stated that 1,193 men, 443 women, and one unidentified victim were killed as the result of vehicle accidents.

UPDATE: The deceased victim has been identified as 24-year-old Clark Van Pelt. Investigators say Mr. Van Pelt struck a tree.

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