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Oklahoma tornadoes: Edmond woman dies driving to beat tornado

Edmond police said a woman rushing to find shelter as tornadic weather approached crossed the centerline and hit a car head-on.
BY DIANA BALDWIN dbaldwin@opubco.com Modified: May 24, 2011 at 10:21 pm •  Published: May 24, 2011

A woman died in a traffic accident Tuesday as she tried to rush home to find shelter from the approaching dangerous weather, Edmond police said.

Linda Page, 64, died in the 4:37 p.m. accident at Kelly Avenue and Pruett.

Page was driving a Toyota Highander and went left of center and hit a car head-on, said Glynda Chu, Edmond police spokeswoman.

The driver of the other vehicle was sent to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life threatening. Her name and condition were not available Tuesday night.

Two dogs in Page's vehicle survived.

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