Eight people die in two separate accidents on Oklahoma roads

A crash Saturday in Pottawatomie County left four people dead, a head-on crash Thursday morning in Washita County killed one, and a head-on crash in Rogers County killed three, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
Oklahoman Modified: October 4, 2012 at 10:25 pm •  Published: October 5, 2012
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Owen McCool, 29, of Tulsa; Clifford Colyer IV, 21, of Tulsa; and Garold Benner, 23, of Tulsa

About 4:15 p.m. Thursday (editor's note: this is a change from the story published in the paper Friday which said the accident happened Tuesday), McCool was driving a sport utility vehicle east on State Highway 266 in Rogers County when he attempted to pass a tractor-trailer and crashed head-on into the westbound car Colyer was driving, according to the patrol report. Colyer and his passenger, Benner, both died at the scene. McCool died at a Tulsa hospital, troopers said. McCool was not wearing a seat belt.

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