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Owasso man dies in east Tulsa collision prompted by apparent medical episode, police say

Owasso man dies in east Tulsa collision prompted by apparent medical episode, police say

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An Owasso man was pronounced dead after a crash on 41st Street east of Memorial Drive on Thursday morning.

An Owasso man died Thursday morning after collapsing while driving on a Tulsa street and striking an oncoming vehicle.

Matthew Feathers, 32, likely suffered some kind of medical event while driving east on 41st Street from Memorial Drive just before 6:20 a.m., Tulsa Police Lt. James Peters said.

Witnesses told officers Feathers’ vehicle slowly veered left across the center line and into oncoming traffic before striking a vehicle in the far lane. Peters said the driver of the other vehicle attempted to avoid the collision but ran out of space on the road.

Neither Feathers nor the other driver, also a man in his 30s, had serious injuries from the crash, but Feathers was unconscious. Emergency responders attempted to resuscitate him at the scene and on the way to the hospital, but he was pronounced dead on arrival, Peters said.

The other driver was taken to a hospital for evaluation of neck and back pain, Peters said.

Officers found evidence of “very recent” illegal drug use in the front seat of Feathers’ car, Peters said.

The Medical Examiner’s Office will determine his cause of death.

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