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A Deadly Reminder For Drivers

Texoma authorities are reminding drivers about a basic safety precaution that could save your life: Wearing your seat belt.

Newschannel 6 spoke with Department of Public Safety Trooper Tony Fulton about 2 fatal accidents in just 48 hours. In both cases the victims were not wearing their seatbelts.

Fulton said, "We don't know for sure if it would have made any difference in this crash but what we do know is being ejected is very dangerous situation.We do know that seatbelts save lives. Can people die in a car crash with a seatbelt on? Sure they can, and they do but we know that the chances of surviving a crash go up drastically just by putting a seatbelt on."

Seymour resident David Anthony Lamb, 26, rolled his truck in Knox County early on Monday morning, he died at the scene. Around 2 a.m. on Wednesday Megan Elizabeth Panter, 21 of Wichita Falls, died when she rolled her SUV on FM 172 near Scotland. Both Drivers were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from their vehicles. 

Jack Lamson, Newschannel 6
@JackLamson

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