Rollover closes 169 for almost 3 hours

TULSA - A single-car accident shut down the southbound lanes of Highway 169 for almost three hours early Saturday morning.

Witnesses told police a car was driving at a high rate of speed around 5 a.m. when the driver attempted to pass several vehicles and lost control.  Police say the car flipped four times in the southbound lanes.

Firefighters extracted the driver, who was the only occupant in the car.  The man was transported to a local hospital and was in very serious condition when he was taken to surgery.

Police say the man is in his thirties and they suspect that he had been drinking.

Scattered debris kept the road closed until almost 8 a.m.

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