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Four die from injuries in Oklahoma traffic accidents

An Owasso man was killed early Thursday on an icy roadway. An Oklahoma City woman died Wednesday while trying to avoid an accident. A Pryor man died from injuries he suffered in a Jan. 3 accident. A Beaver man died in a Thursday accident that troopers believe may have been caused by a medical issue.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: January 9, 2014 at 7:09 pm •  Published: January 9, 2014

Four Oklahomans died from injuries they suffered in separate traffic accidents, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

Clark Vanpelt, 24, of Owasso

Vanpelt died about 4:45 a.m. Thursday on 106th Street North just east of 161st East Avenue, the patrol reported.

Vanpelt was dead at the scene from massive injuries.

Vanpelt was driving east on 106th Street North when he lost control, went off the roadway and hit a fence and a tree. He was partially ejected. It is not clear whether he wore a seat belt, the patrol reported.

The roadway was icy and conditions were foggy at the time of the crash, the patrol reported.

Rebecca Ford, 52, of Oklahoma City

Ford was driving about 8:50 a.m. Wednesday westbound on State Highway 3 in Coal County. A semitrailer driven by Perell Monday, 56, of Enid, went left of center and hit a pickup and horse trailer driven by Logan Reed, 64, of Coalgate, troopers said.

The semitrailer hit Ford's car on the westbound shoulder in an attempt to avoid the accident. Ford was pinned in the car for about 45 minutes and was taken to a hospital, where she died, troopers said.

Monday and Reed were not injured. Reed and Ford wore seat belts, while Monday did not, troopers said.

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