State troopers report two deaths on Oklahoma roadways

A pedestrian died when he was hit by a pickup on U.S. 70 in Choctaw County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: November 28, 2012 at 11:24 pm •  Published: November 28, 2012
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Troopers report two deaths on Oklahoma roadways

The highway patrol reported two deaths on Oklahoma roadways Wednesday.

John Devin Montoya, 38, of Las Vegas

Montoya died while walking east in the middle of the right, eastbound lane when he was struck by a pickup in Choctaw County, troopers said.

He died of massive injuries at the scene about 7:05 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 70 just east of Hugo, the patrol reports. Montoya was hit by a pickup driven by Jessie Ruth Hare, 55, of Hugo. Hare was not injured and wore her seat belt.

Weldon Frieling, 70, of Talihina

Frieling was driving his vehicle about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday in Latimer County, troopers said.

He was driving south on Cardinal Lane, 13 miles south of Wilburton, when he departed the roadway to the left and struck a fence, troopers reported.

Troopers believe he died of a heart attack at the scene. He was wearing his seat belt.

From staff reports


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