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Remembering Oklahoma Rep. Terry Hyman

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Sad and shocking news out of Oklahoma.  State Representative Terry Hyman was killed Friday night in a tractor accident.  Word spread quickly about the loss of representative Hyman a man of many accomplishments and known for his dedication to the state and his family.  KTEN's Meredith Saldana reports.

Oklahoma Sen. Johnny Crutchfield talks about his dear friend and co-worker, Rep. Terry Hyman. 

"It's just a bright light that's gone and we'll miss it."     

Hyman died Friday from internal injuries, when he was run over by a tractor he was operating.    

"The minute that he was through with life in the city or whatever we were doing it was home to be with his family, it was home to climb on a brush hog, on the tractor and brush hog the pastures."     

An OSU grad, Hyman was serving his fifth year as a state representative for the people of Oklahoma's 49th District.     

Senator Johnny Crutchfield visited the Hyman family at their home Saturday afternoon.  

"It was a real sad time but we laughed, we laughed at a lot of things, his mannerisms, the things he'd do.  I guess of the people that were there while I was there, the over riding sense is that we're all going to miss him so much."      

Carter County Sheriff, Ken Grace, was also a good friend of Hyman's and says that he was a wonderful man who will be deeply missed.      

State Senator Jay Paul Gumm released a statement on Hyman's passing Saturday afternoon, Senator Gumm says quote, "We will miss our friend, we will never forget him, and we are all better because we knew him..."     

Funeral services for Hyman are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ardmore Convention Center.

-Meredith Saldana, KTEN News

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