By Randy Mitchell

City Editor

BURNEYVILLE — A Love County man missing since Wednesday was found dead inside a crashed pickup Thursday.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Mark Basinger said 54-year-old Thomas R. Watts, Burneyville, was found inside a 1994 Dodge Dakota pickup which crashed off a bridge.

Basinger said Watts was driving down a private drive in the gated community of Falconhead when he ran off the left side of the drive and crashed into a bridge rail. The pickup overturned and landed on its roof in a creekbed.

Basinger said Watts’ condition at the time of the crash and the cause of the crash are unknown pending further investigation. His body was taken to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office as part of the investigation.

Watts was not wearing a seat belt and conditions were clear and dry, according to Basinger.

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