A 27-year-old Hopkins County man whose truck overturned near North Hopkins school early this morning was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mikey Simray Miller, whose address is listed as County Road 3504, was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Ronny Glossup at 3:40 a.m.
Glossup said Miller was in a 3/4 ton Chevrolet pickup on FM 71 just before 3 a.m.
Glossup said his understanding is that Miller’s truck ran off the edge of the highway about 1/4 mile west of County Road 4766. Miller apparently overcorrected while trying to regain control. The truck overturned, killing Miller.
“We don’t think there was any alcohol or drugs involved,” Glossup said.
The justice of the peace was told that Miller was on the road so early because he and his girlfriend, who is pregnant but suffering from complications, were scheduled to go to Oklahoma City today, apparently for a medical appointment. Miller was about a mile away from her house when the crash occurred.
“He was probably just running a little late and went around a corner a little fast and overcorrected and overturned,” Glossup said. “I don’t believe he was wearing a seat belt.”
Glossup said he was told Miller’s wife had died in a motor vehicle accident about four years ago, and that he leaves behind a 5-year-old son.
“It’s a sad situation,” Glossup said.
The accident was reported at 2:59 a.m. by State Trooper Nick Moore, who is stationed in Rains County but was on call to answer emergencies in the area, is investigating the crash. Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies Daniel Winn, Amanda Lovett and Todd Evans also responded to the report.
Miller’s body was released to Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
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