Oklahoma Truck Driver Dies While Avoiding Robbery Suspect

A truck driver died when his tractor-trailer fell over as he tried to avoid a suspect being chased following an attempted bank robbery in northeastern Oklahoma.

Miami Police Chief George Haroldson said the accident occurred Wednesday morning on U.S. 69 north of Quapaw. Haroldson said the suspect, later identified as Harry Francis Dishmon, was driving erratically and crashed, and that the trucker crashed while avoiding him.

Dishmon ran away but was later caught.

Haroldson said Dishmon entered an IBC Bank branch in Miami and handed the teller a note demanding all of her money. He apparently got scared and left without taking anything, and didn't show a weapon while in the bank.

A bank worker followed Dishmon out of the building and gave police details about his vehicle. The name of the truck driver has not yet been released.

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