Captain George Brown of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has reported that Deputy Sheriff David Allford, 37, of the Okfuskee County Sheriff Department died in a single vehicle patrol car crash at about 4:30 pm Wednesday.
Deputy Allford was responding to a call for assistance from an Oklahoma State Trooper in arresting a combative drunk driver.
The crash occurred on I-40 about a mile west of the Okemah exit. Preliminary details of the crash indicate that the left front tire of Allford’s patrol vehicle failed to maintain air pressure. Driving at a high rate of speed, this caused Deputy Allford to lose control of his patrol vehicle.
The SUV traveled into the median and struck a cable barrier. The Tahoe rolled over twice coming to rest upright on the shoulder of the road. Deputy Allford was ejected from the vehicle during the crash as he wasn’t wearing a seat belt. He died at the scene.
The patrol vehicle crash investigation and reconstruction was conducted by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Deputy Sheriff David Allford, gone but never forgotten. EOW: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
“Graphic created by Fellow Officer Rose Borisow GraFX”
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