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Fiery pickup crash kills Kansas man in Oklahoma City

Walter Garner, 72, of Wichita, Kan., died in the crash early Thursday near Memorial Road and N Portland Avenue in Oklahoma City.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: July 31, 2014 at 7:54 pm •  Published: July 31, 2014

The driver of a pickup crashed and died in a northwest Oklahoma City hotel parking lot early Thursday, police reported.

Walter Garner, 72, of Wichita, Kan., died in the crash.

Witnesses told police Garner was driving east on Memorial Road erratically when he crashed in a hotel parking lot near Lake Hefner Parkway. The pickup caught fire.

Firefighters extinguished the fire and called police about 1:50 a.m.

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