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Troopers: DUI Crash Kills Eufaula Man

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The information is this story is taken from an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report. The information is this story is taken from an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report.

An Oklahoma man is dead after a crash troopers said was caused by drinking and driving. The man was a passenger in a pickup that hit a tree Monday afternoon on Sandy Bass Bay Road in McIntosh County, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Investigators said James Darrel Bruner of Eufaula was behind the wheel of a Dodge Ram pickup that left the county road and struck a tree about a mile south of Texanna Road. Passenger James Lee Reece Jr., also of Eufaula, was thrown from the truck and killed. He was 44.

Bruner, 53, was flown to a Tulsa hospital in guarded condition with leg injuries, a collision report states. 

A trooper's report sates Bruner was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. Neither man was wearing a seat belt, the report states.

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