Complete Oklahoma accident reports and news.

Date: 
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
City: 
Grove, OK
State: 
Oklahoma

A Grove woman died Tuesday after a traffic accident in Delaware County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

About 2:55 p.m., Gertrude Ruth Lawhorn, 72, was driving a sport utility vehicle southbound on State Highway 10. For an unknown reason, the vehicle departed the road, traveled about 426 feet, hit an embankment, went airborne and flipped multiple times, troopers said.

Lawhorn was pinned in the vehicle for about 10 minutes and had to be cut out of the seat belt, troopers said.

Lawhorn was taken to a hospital where she died, troopers said.

Date: 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
State: 
Oklahoma

The driver of a pickup crashed and died in a northwest Oklahoma City hotel parking lot early Thursday, police reported.

Walter Garner, 72, of Wichita, Kan., died in the crash.

Witnesses told police Garner was driving east on Memorial Road erratically when he crashed in a hotel parking lot near Lake Hefner Parkway. The pickup caught fire.

Firefighters extinguished the fire and called police about 1:50 a.m.

Date: 
Thursday, June 12, 2014
State: 
Oklahoma

Two men died Friday after a head-on collision on U.S. 183 in Custer County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

About 4:50 p.m., Shaun Elston, 24, of Clinton, was driving south about two miles north of Arapaho when his vehicle hit the back a vehicle driven by Kenn Sipe, 70, of Gage.

The car Elston was driving then went into a northbound lane and collided with a vehicle driven by Gary Cordes, 60, of Minot, N.D.

Elston and Cordes died at the scene. A 13-year-old passenger in Cordes’ car was flown to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Sipe was not injured.

Date: 
Saturday, June 7, 2014
City: 
Arnett, OK
State: 
Oklahoma

A man died Sunday after a two-vehicle collision in Ellis County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

About 12:20 p.m., Louis Andrew Crouch, 80, of Arnett, was driving a pickup south on U.S. Highway 283 about a mile south of Arnett. Crouch was making a left turn when his pickup was struck by a northbound pickup on the highway, troopers said.

Crouch, who was wearing a seat belt, died at the scene. The other driver, who also was wearing a seat belt, was not injured, troopers said.

Date: 
Thursday, June 5, 2014
State: 
Oklahoma

A Lindsay man died Friday after a traffic accident in Grady County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

Shortly after 6:30 p.m., Randal Smith, 61, was driving a pickup eastbound on Grady County 1520, just east of County 2970. The pickup went off the road to the left and struck a water transfer pump.

Smith, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene, troopers said.

Date: 
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
State: 
Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says two men were killed when the pickup trucks they were driving collided on state Highway 51 near Mannford.

An OHP report says 71-year-old Wayne Anderson of Yale and 79-year-old Herman James of Enid died in the crash just before 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. A passenger in James’ truck was treated and released at a Tulsa hospital.

Date: 
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
City: 
Mangum, OK
State: 
Oklahoma

MANGUM — A motorcyclist died after suffering injuries in a Greer County accident, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

About 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, Michael David Reuter, 46, of Altus, was riding a motorcycle southbound on State Highway 6 when the motorcycle hit the back of a tractor driven by Jeremy Denton, 35, of Mangum, troopers said.

After the motorcycle hit the tractor, Reuter was ejected about 105 feet south of the collision, troopers said.

Reuter died in an Altus hospital, and Denton was not injured, troopers said.

Date: 
Friday, May 23, 2014
City: 
Norman, OK
State: 
Oklahoma

Authorities said one person died and two people were injured after a vehicle crash at 12th Avenue NE and Franklin Road Saturday.

Officials said a red Dodge Ram traveling westbound failed to stop at a red traffic light. The vehicle entered the intersection and collided with a maroon Dodge Ram traveling northbound.

The driver of the northbound pickup was transported to Norman Regional Hospital, where he remains for treatment. The passenger of the northbound pickup was taken to the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, where she died from her injuries.

Date: 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
State: 
Oklahoma

A fatality accident has closed a highway in central Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

About 11 a.m., troopers reported a vehicle crash on State Highway 86 in Payne County that closed a stretch of the northbound lanes from McElroy Road to a mile north. One person, who has yet to be identified, died in the crash.

Troopers are investigating the cause.

Date: 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
City: 
Owasso, OK
State: 
Oklahoma

A child is dead after a four-car crash on Highway 169 this morning.

The accident happened around 8 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the highway near 76th Street North. All lanes were reopened just after 10:30 a.m.

Two SUVS, one car and one truck were involved in the accident that resulted in at least one rollover.

An adult and a child were transported from the scene with serious injuries, but another child -- a young girl under the age of 10 -- was pronounced deceased following the accident.

The cause of the crash has not been determined.

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