A man is dead after his pickup crashed into a concrete bridge support in east Tulsa late Thursday night.

Police responded after a security guard in an apartment complex reported being nearly hit by a Ford Ranger near 45th Street and Garnett Road.

The guard called 911, telling police it was a possible drunken driver. The guard followed the pickup as it turned south onto Garnett about 10:45 p.m.

The pickup, whose driver’s name was not released Friday, accelerated to a high speed and struck a concrete bridge pillar under the Broken Arrow Expressway overpass on Garnett Road, police said.

Paramedics pronounced the driver dead at the scene.

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Stetson Payne 918-732-8135

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Stetson covers breaking news, general assignment and other stories. He previously worked at the Enterprise-Journal in Mississippi. He is from Broken Arrow and graduated with a journalism degree from Oklahoma State University. Phone: 918-581-8466

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