Roger Mills Co. Accident Claims Life of Hammon Teen

February 5, 2021

By News Director Jared Atha

A western Oklahoma community is mourning the death of a teenager after a two vehicle accident in Roger Mills County.

Authorities have confirmed that 16-year-old Michael Land of Hammon died Thursday night after hitting a deer with his car, which caused the vehicle to strike a semi head on.

According to the collision report filed by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Land was westbound on State Highway 33 when the accident occurred approximately six miles west of Hammon just before 7:00p.m. The driver of the semi, 61-year-old Donald Christopher Throndson of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin was taken to Roger Mills Memorial Hospital in Cheyenne where he was treated for trunk internal injuries. He was released a short time later.

Funeral services for Land are pending.