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Victim in critical condition after East Tulsa crash

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Posted at 2:57 AM, Jun 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-25 16:02:26-04

Tulsa--

A man is in "very critical condition" after a wreck in East Tulsa.

Officers responded to the crash on East 46th Street near South Mingo around 2:15 AM Friday.

They say the driver was speeding when his truck went airborne and crashed, ejecting the man onto the pavement.

Some workers at the nearby Post Office facility saw the accident and ran to help. Officers say they likely saved the driver's life by lifting his nose out of a pool of blood, preventing him from drowning.

Tulsa police say they found a number of cans and bottles inside the truck, as well as the odor of alcohol.

However, they aren't certain the man was drinking at the time.

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