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OHP identifies storm-related fatal wreck victims

FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: December 25, 2009 at 8:16 pm •  Published: December 25, 2009

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol identified five people killed on state roads Thursday during the winter storm and Friday in its aftermath.

Giovanni Mora, 23, Oklahoma City

Mora died Friday in Grady County when the sport utility vehicle in which he was riding slid off an icy road and rolled, troopers said.

Luis A. Navas, 23, of Lawton was driving the SUV south on the highway when it crashed about 12:25 p.m., the patrol reported. Navas and Mora were thrown from the SUV.

Mora died at the scene, troopers said. Navas was flown to an Oklahoma City hospital in critical condition. Another passenger was not hurt.

Mora and Navas were not wearing seat belts, but the uninjured passenger was, the patrol reported.

Elvie Ellis Jr., 61, Oklahoma City

Ellis died Thursday on Interstate 40 in El Reno during a hit-and run incident, troopers said.

He was trying to help a stranded motorist about 10:30 a.m. when a vehicle struck him, the patrol reported. He died at a local hospital.

The incident is under investigation, troopers said.

Christopher Johnson, 37, Seminole

Johnson died Thursday when he got out of his car after it stalled out on State Highway 3 in Seminole County, the patrol reported.

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