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Distracted driving factor in Altus-area accident

An 88-year-old Altus woman was taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle wreck Saturday afternoon near Altus Air Force Base.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported Joyce White, 88, was traveling in a car southbound on County Road 206, located a mile and a half north of Altus Air Force Base, around 2:50 p.m. when she drove left of center and crashed into a truck driven by Esmeralda Martinez, 18, Altus.

The report states White was districted from inside the vehicle, causing her to steer outside of her lane.

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