MUSKOGEE, Okla. - Highway patrol troopers say a Beggs man was killed when the dirt bike he was riding collided with a pickup driven by an Oklahoma game warden.
Officials say Alan Hogue, 38, was driving a dirt bike on East 760 Road in Wagoner County when he was struck by a pickup driven by 30-year-old Benjamin Haff of Wagoner around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.
Troopers say Haff was driving with blackout lights while performing his duties as a game warden for Wagoner County.
Trooper explained that "blackout lights" means Haff was driving with his headlights tilted down to illuminate the road. Haff was pursuing suspected game spotlighters near a game refuge.
Hogue was driving on the wrong side of the road without headlights, investigators say, when Haff's pickup struck the dirt bike head-on. Hogue later died at a nearby hospital. Haff refused treatment at the scene.
Investigators say they suspect alcohol may be involved.
Officials say Haff was observing all state statues and no charges are expected to be filed.
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