Grady County crash kills one
A Norman woman died Friday in a crash in Grady County. Kelly Baker, 38, was driving north on U.S. 81 at County Road 1600 when her car ran off the right side of the road about 9:45 a.m., Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers reported. Baker's car hit an embankment, went airborne and hit a pole. She was pinned in the car for more than an hour and a half before Marlow firefighters could free her. Baker, who was wearing a seat belt, was declared dead at the scene, troopers said.
A Lawton man involved in a car chase died after his car left the road and hit a tree about 1:15 p.m. Friday a mile east of Kildaire in Kay County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. David Thomas Joseph Lucas, 29, was taken to Ponca City Hospital in critical condition and died from his injuries, troopers said. An injured passenger was taken to the same hospital and is in good condition, the highway patrol said. Lucas was trying to elude an officer when he lost control of his vehicle on Kildaire Road, which slid into a front yard before hitting a tree. Seatbelts were not in use but both airbags were deployed, troopers said.