Four people have died after wrecks on state roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
Jay Bradley Ragsdale, 48, Roosevelt
Jerry Lee Jackson, 62, Roosevelt
Ragsdale was the driver of a westbound pickup that went off the roadway about 7:25 a.m. Saturday on County Road 1420 near U.S. 183 in Kiowa County. Two passengers, Jackson and Gates Hunter Jennings, 23, of Roosevelt, were also in the vehicle, troopers said. All three were ejected.
Both Ragsdale and Jackson were pronounced dead at the scene. Jennings was taken to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City with head, trunk, external and leg injuries, troopers said.
Seat belts were not used, troopers said.
Thomas Cosper, 81, Coalgate
Cosper was driving westbound about 11:30 p.m. Friday on the State Highway 9A ramp to southbound U.S. 69 in Pittsburg County. His car went off the wet roadway and rolled several times, troopers said.
Cosper was pronounced dead at a hospital. A passenger, Ruby Hoskinson, 86, of Allen, was in critical condition at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, troopers said.
Joseph Newton Jenkins, 23, Blackwell
Jenkins was a passenger in a minivan that collided head-on with a pickup about 6:30 p.m. Friday on State Highway 18, about 21/2 miles east of Pawnee in Pawnee County, troopers said.
The driver of the pickup, Derek Thompson, 22, of Calumet, was treated at a hospital in Stillwater and released. The driver of the minivan, William Charles Birdhead, 23, of Pawnee, was in critical condition at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, troopers said.
Thompson was driving south and Birdhead north in rainy conditions when both vehicles crossed the centerline and collided, troopers said.