Fog blamed for deadly crash on Highway 412

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Reported by: Price McKeon
Updated: 12/26/2013 9:03 pm Published: 12/26/2013 6:28 pm

A family is mourning the loss of their loved one the day after Christmas. A man died in a crash in Osage County on Highway 412 at Keystone Lake his SUV ended up in the water Thursday morning. 

FOX23 learned that fog and ice caused the man to lose control and wreck his SUV killing him on the Keystone Lake Bridge. FOX23 was the only crew there as wreckers pulled the SUV back to the road. Authorities say the driver was in the outside lane when he drove onto ice. 

"He hit a patch of ice on the bridge, slide into the inside of the lane, hit the center median and it spun him out of control," said Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Josh Kelle.

Troopers told FOX23 the SUV jumped the guard rail and landed in the water. 

"Yes there was fog and ice there was heavy fog," said Kelle.

Kelle said freezing fog can be even more dangerous than fog for drivers. 

"It will actually put ice back on the roads and make them slick again," said Kelle.

Authorities said the driver was thrown out and died at the scene and there was only one witness. But with the investigation just getting started there are still many unanswered questions. 

"How fast he might have been traveling how many times he might have rolled going down," said Kelle.

Troopers also say no one else was in the car and no other cars were involved. We found out from state troopers there were two other wrecks in the same area.

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Mayor Maynot - 12/26/2013 7:25 PM
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There are two things that you can do when you encounter ice fog 1slow 2down. 5 or 10 MPH
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