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Two dead after separate crashes in Oklahoma

Separate Oklahoma crashes have resulted in the deaths of a man from Stillwell and a man from Arkansas City, Kan.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: May 5, 2012 at 12:04 am •  Published: May 5, 2012

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has reported the deaths of two people in the state.

John Lance Kelley, 24, Stilwell

Kelley died as a result of a motorcycle crash in Adair County, troopers reported. He was hospitalized after the crash, which happened about 8:30 p.m. Thursday on U.S. 59 about 4.5 miles north of Stilwell. Kelley was taken to a hospital in Fayetteville, Ark., where he died about 11:35 p.m. Thursday from massive head and internal injuries, the patrol reported. Kelley was driving south when he struck a pickup driven by Wanda Ramona Farrington, 66, of Stilwell, then hit a mailbox and a stop sign. The motorcycle overturned in a ditch. Kelley was wearing a helmet, the patrol said. Farrington and passenger Juanitta R. Arnold, 66, of Stilwell, were not injured, troopers said.

David McCreary, 38, Arkansas City, Kan.

McCreary died in an all-terrain vehicle accident Friday afternoon in Kay County just south of the Kansas state line. Troopers said he was driving about 4:30 p.m. in the river bed of Salt Fork River when the ATV hit an uneven patch of river bed, throwing him. He was not wearing a helmet. McCreary was airlifted to an Arkansas City hospital, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries. has disabled the comments for this article.


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