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Crashes kill three on Oklahoma roadways

A woman from Stillwater and two men from Muldrow and Wetumka died Saturday in unrelated crashes on state roadways, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: December 22, 2012


Three die in state wrecks

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has reported the deaths of three people on state roads.

Carissa Taylor, 23, Stillwater

About 9:40 a.m. Saturday, Taylor was driving a pickup on Custer County Road 1010. At an intersection with State Highway 54, Taylor failed to yield at a stop sign and was struck by a truck, troopers said. Taylor died at the scene.

Harry Mac Ellis, 70, Muldrow

Shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday, Ellis was driving on Sequoyah County Road 4670, about three miles east of Sallisaw. At the intersection with County Road 1070, Ellis failed to yield at a stop sign and was struck by a pickup, troopers said. Ellis was taken to a Tulsa hospital, where he died, troopers said.

Gary Basquez, 42, Wetumka

About 4 p.m. Saturday, Basquez, 42, was driving on Hughes County Road N380 in a sport utility vehicle, when it exited the road and rolled three and a half times. Bazquez, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle and died, troopers said.