Tennessee man dies of injuries from Oklahoma crash

TONKAWA, Okla. (AP) -- A Tennessee man who was hurt in a crash last month on Interstate 35 in Oklahoma has died of his injuries.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Monday that 19-year-old William Rose of Memphis, Tenn., had died as a result of the Jan. 2 crash.

Rose was a passenger in a 2000 Ford Explorer that was headed north on the interstate when it ran off the road south of Tonkawa, rolled over three times and caught on fire. The highway patrol says Rose was the only one in the SUV that was not wearing a seatbelt, and he was thrown from the Explorer in the afternoon crash.

He died at a Wichita, Kan., hospital.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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