Vinita man dead after being hit by vehicle on State Highway 28

Posted at 11:49 AM, Apr 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-02 12:49:45-04

MAYES COUNTY -- A Vinita man is dead after a vehicle hit him on State Highway 28 in Mayes County.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said an Oklahoma City man was driving on the highway at about 1 a.m. near County Road 445.

Troopers said the driver noticed a man crossing the road, so he crosses the center line to avoid hitting him. But troopers said the driver was unable to avoid the pedestrian, who was identified as Bill Orton. 

Paramedics took Orton to the hospital, but he died during treatment. 

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