California Man Dies In Caddo Co. I-40 Accident

August 5, 2020

By News Director Jared Atha

A California man lost his life Monday after losing control of his vehicle on Interstate 40 in western Caddo County.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol the accident occurred early Monday morning when 56-year-old Michael Gressman of Brea, California was eastbound in a 2004 Toyota pickup when for an unknown reason departed the road to the left and struck a cable barrier. The pickup then rolled three times, ejecting the driver approximately 102 feet. OHP says he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Gressman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

OHP says both the condition of the driver and cause of the collision are still under investigation.

In a separate accident, also in Caddo County, a Texas woman died after rolling her vehicle on a county road.

According to the OHP the accident occurred Wednesday morning just before 11:00 when 36-year-old Ruby Nobles of Round Rock, Texas was traveling at a high rate of speed on a county road northeast of Fort Cobb Lake when the vehicle departed the roadway to the right, striking a large fence post causing the vehicle to roll one and half times, ejecting the driver.

OHP says Nobles was pronounced dead at the scene.