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December 11, 2013

City worker hurt in collision Wednesday

A city employee was injured Wednesday morning in a collision on East Okmulgee Avenue, according to a police report. Arthur Leeks Jr., 62, was taken to EASTAR Health System by Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service. Leeks was driving a city-owned 2013 Chevrolet Silverado westbound, and Jessie David Smittle, 31, of Muskogee was driving a 2003 Toyota Tacoma eastbound at approximately 9:15 a.m. when the collision happened. “East Okmulgee was a solid sheet of ice causing (Smittle) to lose control and cross the center line into the eastbound lanes...,” and the vehicles collided, the report states.  Smittle was not injured. Both drivers were wearing seat belts, and the Silverado’s airbags did deploy, the report states. Muskogee police worked multiple collisions Wednesday morning on East Okmulgee Avenue, said Cpl. Michael Mahan.

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