Oklahoma man, 31, killed in one-vehicle rollover accident in Haskell County

POSTED: 2:31 PM Jan 29 2013   UPDATED: 2:33 PM Jan 29 2013
HASKELL COUNTY, Texas -

A 31-year-old Oklahoma man was killed in a one-vehicle rollover accident about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. Hwy 277 – roughly 0.2 miles north of the intersection with County Road 431 – in Haskell County.

Killed was Michael Duke Browning, Jr., who was driving a 201Hh1 Kenworth rollback wrecker southbound on Hwy 277 during a rainstorm, State Police spokesman Sparky Dean said in a news release.

“Browning lost control of the vehicle due to driving too fast due to water on the roadway,” the news release said. “The vehicle rolled over and ended up in a field on the west side of the roadway.”

Browning wasn’t wearing his seat belt and was ejected during the crash, Dean said. He was taken to Stamford Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

According to Dean, the crash is being investigated by Corp. Nick Jimenez.