Motorcyclist dies in wreck near Locust Grove

A motorcyclist died Thursday evening after a wreck in Mayes County, Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers said.
From Staff Reports Modified: September 19, 2013 at 10:31 pm •  Published: September 19, 2013

A motorcyclist was killed Thursday evening in a head-on collision in Mayes County, Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers said.

Randall Miles, 48, of Tulsa, was riding east about 6:15 p.m. on U.S. 412, five miles west of Locust Grove, when he failed to negotiate a curve because of excessive speed, troopers said. His motorcycle went left of the centerline and hit the front fender of a pickup driven by Jody T. Burton, 41, of Locust Grove.

Miles was thrown about 70 feet and landed in a ditch. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Burton was not injured. He was wearing a seat belt, troopers reported. has disabled the comments for this article.

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