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Love County, Oklahoma — February 8, 2014

A Saturday morning accident on Interstate 35 in Love County killed one person and injured two others near the town of Marietta according to state police.

A car driven by 19-year-old Zachary Bumgarner was southbound when the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said he lost control on the icy highway. He slid off the roadway at 1:45 a.m. and rolled the vehicle.

Officials said that 25-year-old Rusty Sherman died of his injuries at Mercy Hospital, while passengers Ashley Taylor, 22, and Daniel Perez, 20 were treated and released. Mr. Bumgarner was not injured.

The Road Weather Management Program states that weather is a factor in 24 percent of vehicle crashes overall and in 17 percent of crash fatalities. More than 1.5 million crashes each year are weather-related.

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