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Skiatook man, 48, killed after crashing head-on into semi in Osage County

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A Skiatook man was killed Thursday afternoon after crashing head-on into a tractor-trailer rig on an Osage County road, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.

Bradley Prather, 48, was driving a 2009 Ford F-350 pickup east on County Road 2130 around 3 p.m. Thursday when he went left of center, according to a preliminary crash report.

His pickup crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer rig about 9 miles west of Avant, troopers said.

Prather, who was pinned in the wreckage about 45 minutes, was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was not wearing a seat belt, according to troopers.

The truck driver reportedly was not injured.

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