Oklahoma Highway Patrol

A 27-year-old Blanchard man, Nickolas W Harbison, was pronounced dead at the scene of an early morning wreck on H.E. Bailey Turnpike near Amber after a one vehicle accident caused an almost three hour shutdown of I-44.

The accident occurred at mile marker 90.6 which is two miles south and two mlies east of Amber in Grady County on the turnpike.

At approximately 6:30 a.m. Friday, Harbision was driving westbound on the turnpike and according to the report, departed the roadway to the right for an unknown reason.

OHP in the report stated he over corrected his vehicle, a 2000 Chrysler Town and Country car, and struck the center concrete barrier while rolling approximately two-and-a-half times before coming to rest in the eastbound lanes.

In the trooper’s report it is noted Harbison, was partially ejected and pinned under the vehicle and had to be freed by the Chickasha Fire Department.

Both inside lanes were closed while investigating the wreck and the medical examiner came to the scene to pronounce him dead from injuries sustained in the collision.

Cause of the investigation is still under investigation, though the road reopened at 9:20 a.m. according to the OHP report.

Chickasha Fire Department, Lighthorse Police, Grady County Sheriff’s Deputies, Amber Fire Department and Oklahoma Highway Patrol all responded to the scene.

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