The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports five people died after Wednesday morning crashes on state highways.
Clarence Hardzog Jr., 72, of Elgin
About 10:20 a.m., Hardzog was driving north on State Highway 58, about four miles north of Fort Sill, when an eastbound van failed to yield at a stop sign from a Comanche County road and struck Hardzog's pickup on the left rear tire, according to a patrol report.
The pickup left the road and rolled several times, ejecting Hardzog, who died at the scene. The driver of the van, Sue J. Sahmaunt, 80, of Lawton, was treated and released from a hospital, according to the report.
Hardzog was not wearing a seat belt.
Ty Lowe, 49, of Holdenville
John Gilbert, 34, of Holdenville
Lowe and Gilbert died in a collision about 7 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. 270 near Wewoka in Seminole County.
Lowe was driving west on U.S. 270 about a mile east of State Highway 56 and Gilbert was driving east when Gilbert went left of center. Lowe tried to avoid the collision and went off the roadway but the pickups collided. Seat belts were in use.
Unidentified driver, of Brampton, Ontario
The driver of a tractor-trailer died in a crash on Interstate 40 in Caddo County. The driver's name has not been released pending identification by the state medical examiner.
The driver was westbound on I-40 about 4:45 a.m. Wednesday when the rig went off the highway for an unknown reason and hit a guardrail and concrete barrier. The tractor-trailer overturned. The driver was dead at the scene of massive injuries. The driver was not wearing a seat belt.
Mammie Bennight, 76, of Stringtown
About 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, Bennight was driving north on U.S. 75, about a mile south of Lehigh in Coal County, when she attempted to pass another vehicle and struck head-on by a southbound sport utility vehicle, according to a patrol report.
Bennight died at the scene, and the driver of the SUV was stabilized at a hospital, troopers said.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts.