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Two deaths reported on Oklahoma roads

Two people are dead in Oklahoma crashes. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports the crashes.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: April 25, 2012 at 6:15 am •  Published: April 25, 2012

Two people are dead in separate Tuesday crashes reported in Oklahoma.

Lewis Ragan, 44, of Van Buren, Ark.

Ragan was dead at the scene of a crash on Interstate 40 in Henryetta.

Ragan died of massive injuries, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

Ragan was driving a tractor-trailer that went off the interstate for an unknown reason and struck a tree. The cab of the tractor-trailer caught fire, the patrol reports.

Ragan was not wearing a seat belt.

Christy Bennett, 33, of Holdenville.

Bennett was dead at the scene of a crash about 6:10 p.m. Tuesday 1.5 miles east of U.S. 377 on State Highway 56 in Seminole County.

Bennett was driving west on SH 56 when she drove a sport utility vehicle off the roadway and it overturned. She was dead from massive injuries. She did not wear a seat belt, the patrol reports. has disabled the comments for this article.