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By Jon Watje
Managing Editor 

A Mustang man died in a head-on collision on Interstate 40 on Friday evening.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol, assisted by the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office, Oklahoma City police and fire, responded to the accident reported at 11:22 p.m. that evening on I-40 near the Czech Hall Road exit.

According to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a 2000 Lincoln Continental driven by Aubrey Baty, 84, of Mustang was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes and struck a semi in the inside lane.

Baty was pinned in his vehicle for about 30 minutes and was freed by Oklahoma City fire. Baty was transported to OU Medical Center with head, arm, leg and trunk injuries and was pronounced dead a few hours later.

The driver of the 2013 Freightliner, Humberto Ortega Jr., 64, of Loma Linda, Calif. and a passenger, Arnesto Sanchez, 46, of Moreno Valley, Calif., were each transported to Southwest Medical Center, where they were treated and later released.

According to the report, Baty was using his seatbelt at the time of the accident and his condition appeared to be normal, investigators said.


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