Three die after wrecks on Oklahoma roadways

Three people are dead after wrecks on Oklahoma roads.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: December 3, 2013 at 10:06 pm •  Published: December 3, 2013

Three people are dead after wrecks on state roads.

Stephen Gniech, 59, of Heavener

Gniech was driving a pickup east on State Highway 1 about five miles west of Talahina in Latimer County when he ran off the road about 2:40 p.m., Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers said.

The pickup rolled once. Gniech was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was not wearing a seat belt, troopers said.

Gregory Loren, 45, of Oklahoma City

Gregory Loren, 45, died in a head-on wreck about 7:50 a.m. near S Portland Avenue and SW 10, police said.

The wreck happened in dense fog.

A tractor-trailer driver was northbound on Portland when the driver swerved into oncoming traffic to avoid rear-ending stopped traffic. The tractor-trailer hit a southbound car head-on.

Loren, a passenger in the car, was dead at the scene. A woman driving the car was not hurt, Oklahoma City police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said. The tractor-trailer driver was taken to a hospital to be checked for injuries.

Clifford Corbin, 63, of Cordell

Corbin died Tuesday from injuries suffered in a Monday morning crash, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

He was driving on State Highway 152 west of Cordell and rear-ended a car stopped on the road attempting to make a turn. Both cars left the highway. Corbin was flown to OU Medical Center where he later died.

The driver and passenger of the other car were treated and released. Both drivers and the passenger were wearing their seat belts. has disabled the comments for this article.

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