Illinois woman dies in Oklahoma car accident

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported a crash near Miami in Ottawa County that took the life of an Illinois woman and severely injured the driver. A 4-year-old in the car was not hurt, troopers said.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: November 11, 2012 at 1:40 pm •  Published: November 11, 2012
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MIAMI — An Illinois woman died after a single-vehicle car accident Saturday in Ottawa County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.

The car veered off the road as it traveled westbound about 12:50 p.m. on the Interstate 44 Will Rogers Turnpike about eight miles east of Miami, troopers said.

The car struck a fence, went airborne and rolled before it stopped. A passenger, Margaret Caliendo, 50, of Bolingbrook, Ill., was taken to a hospital in Joplin, Mo., where she died from her injuries, the highway patrol reported.

The driver, Ralph Caliendo, 63, of Bolingbrook, Ill. was admitted to the hospital A second passenger, 4, was treated but uninjured.

Everyone in the car wore a seat belt and air bags were deployed, troopers said.


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