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Oologah Man Struck, Killed While Trying To Tow Car From His Property

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The Jeep came to rest near the water. The Jeep came to rest near the water.
An OHP trooper near the scene where the Jeep rolled over the cliff. An OHP trooper near the scene where the Jeep rolled over the cliff.
Investigators on the scene, which is a steep incline near the water. Investigators on the scene, which is a steep incline near the water.
OOLOGAH, Oklahoma -

A 70-year-old Rogers County man was killed Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by his own vehicle.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said David Michael Bethune, of Oologah, was trying to tow a disabled vehicle in a ditch on his property.

The accident report said Bethune parked his 1960 Willy's Jeep, which was idling on a steep incline, near the disabled car. At some point, Bethune walked behind the Jeep and it rolled backwards, striking him, before rolling off a cliff and stopping about 120 feet away, near the water's edge.

OHP said Bethune died at the scene from massive injuries.

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