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Blanchard man dies in Grady County wreck

FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: March 9, 2009 at 2:38 pm •  Published: March 9, 2009
CHICKASHA -- A Blanchard man died this morning at the scene of a head-on collision east of Chickasha, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

About 7:05 a.m., Steve Lake, 49, was eastbound in a sport utility vehicle on U.S. 62 at Maple Road when he crossed the center line and crashed into an oncoming car, troopers said.

The other car’s driver, Renee Howe, 29, of Chickasha, was flown to an Oklahoma City hospital in critical condition, the patrol reported. A 3-year-old passenger in her car was treated for injuries and released from a Chickasha hospital.

Lake and Howe were wearing seat belts, and the child was in a safety seat, troopers said. has disabled the comments for this article.