Three Oklahomans die in separate wrecks on state roads

Three people are dead after wrecks on state roads, Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers report.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: December 31, 2012 at 7:48 pm •  Published: December 31, 2012
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Three Oklahomans die in separate wrecks on state roads

Three men are dead after separate wrecks on state roads, Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers said Monday.

James Gordan Fulton, 67, of Elgin

Fulton died about 4 a.m. Monday on Interstate 44 in Grady County.

He was driving near mile marker 76 when his vehicle ran off the road, hit a concrete drainage ditch, went up a bridge wall, overturned and crashed off the bridge onto the roadway below, troopers said.

Fulton was thrown from the vehicle, which then caught fire. The vehicle was burned beyond identification.

Troopers said it is not known whether Fulton was wearing a seat belt.

Mark A. Cozad, 24, of Locust Grove

Cozad was driving east on County Road 590 two miles south and a mile east of Locust Grove when he failed to negotiate a curve about 11 p.m. Sunday. His pickup hit a tree and caught fire, troopers said.

Cozad was pinned in the pickup for an hour and a half. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two passengers survived. David A. Jackson, 25, and Elizabeth A. Hoskins, 20, were taken to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

Jackson and Hoskins were not wearing seat belts, troopers said. It is not known whether Cozad was wearing a seat belt.

Tommy L. Taylor, 46, of Eucha

Taylor died in a wreck on a county road three miles east and two miles south of Salina.

Taylor was driving east when his pickup left the road, hit a tree and caught fire about 7 p.m. Sunday.

Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt.

From staff reports

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