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Cotton County sheriff's condition upgraded to 'stable'

OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma sheriff is in stable condition after he crashed his cruiser into a tree during a police pursuit.

Officials say Cotton County Sheriff Kent Simpson has been upgraded to stable condition and was due to be released as early as Christmas Day.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the 59-year-old Simpson was responding to assist with a stolen vehicle pursuit early Monday when he lost control of his cruiser on a gravel road and slammed into a tree.

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