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Four people die after Oklahoma roadway accidents

Four fatalities have been reported on state roadways. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Norman police report crashes.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: November 22, 2012 at 9:08 pm •  Published: November 23, 2012

Four people have died after roadway accidents, authorities report.

John Malcolm Jr., 65, of Mangum.

Malcolm was on a motorcycle about 11:15 a.m. Thursday at a rural intersection four miles south and two miles east of Granite in Greer County when he failed to negotiate a curve and crashed. He did not wear a helmet. There were no other vehicles involved, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

Samuel D. Morgan, 86, of Hobart.

Morgan died from injuries suffered in a wreck on State Highway 152 about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday just east of State Highway 37 in Caddo County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports. Morgan was westbound in a car on SH 152 when he tried to turn right onto SH 37 and swung wide left into the eastbound lane where he was hit by the rear trailer tires of a tractor-trailer driven by Ira Matthew Doss, 36, of Barry, Texas.

Doss was not injured and wore a seat belt. Morgan did not wear a seat belt. Morgan was taken to OU Medical Center where he later died.

Alan Hogue, 38, Beggs.

Hogue died at a Wagoner hospital due to injuries suffered in a Wednesday crash about 12:20 a.m. two miles east of State Highway 16 on East 760 Road, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

Hogue was riding a motorcycle, described by the patrol as a dirt bike, west in the eastbound lanes when he was hit head-on by a pickup driven by Benjamin Haff, 30, of Wagoner. Haff refused treatment at the scene. Haff wore a seat belt. Hogue did not wear a helmet, the patrol reports.

One person died in a crash in Norman Wednesday afternoon, police said.

About 4:05 p.m., two vehicles crashed near E State Highway 9 and 136th Avenue SE, Norman police Lt. Jay Callaghan said.

One person died at the scene, and another was taken to Norman Regional Hospital. A condition was not available.

The names of the drivers and further details about the crash were not released Wednesday.


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