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Odessa man dies in accident

Death caused by live wire

ODESSA—A local man died after reportedly touching a live wire following a one-vehicle crash in rural Grant County Monday, Sept. 4.

37-year-old Ryan Frick was killed around 11 p.m. Monday shortly after his vehicle crashed into a telephone pole while driving north around the 5300 block of Road W Northeast near the tiny community of Ruff, according to Grant County Sheriff’s Office collision investigator Stormy Baughman.

But it wasn’t the car crash that resulted in Frick’s death. According to Baughman, the telephone pole broke and brought wires down. When Frick got out of his car following the cra...


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