Injuries received in a one-vehicle crash in rural Love County claimed the life of a 57-year-old Burneyville man early Wednesday.


Injuries received in a one-vehicle crash in rural Love County claimed the life of a 57-year-old Burneyville man early Wednesday.


John Holland died at an Oklahoma City trauma center at 7:20 a.m. according to Medical Examiner investigator Leroy Johnson. Holland was airlifted from the crash site 14 miles west of Marietta on State Highway 32 to the O.U. Medical Center. Authorities said he received head, leg and body injuries when the 1997 Kawasaki he was riding left the highway and struck a concrete culvert before slamming into a fence. The driver was ejected about two feet. He was not wearing a helmet.


Highway Patrolman Mark Basinger said speed could have been a factor in the crash. Holland was traveling east when his machine ran off the roadway. He’s the third person to die in a single-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle in this area this week. Jackie Sams of Ardmore and Brett Hughes of Tishomingo were killed in similar crashes reported Monday and Tuesday.


Trooper Basinger said the Love County crash was reported at 12:03 a.m. He was assisted by the Love County sheriff’s office, Mercy/Love County EMS and Love County Volunteer Fire Department.