Oklahoma highway accidents result in three deaths

Fatal accidents on Oklahoma highways have been reported in Lincoln, Washington and Mayes counties. Three Oklahomans died.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: July 21, 2010 at 3:50 pm •  Published: July 21, 2010
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Three people have died in state accidents, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

Brittany Coker, 21, of Tecumseh

Coker died in a crash on U.S. 177 one mile south of U.S. 62 in Lincoln County on Wednesday, the patrol reported. The crash was reported about 3:15 a.m., a mile south of Meeker.

Coker's vehicle was traveling west when it failed to stop at a stop sign, hitting a tractor-trailer driven by Michael Kinnamon, 56, of Meeker. Three passengers in Coker's vehicle were taken to Oklahoma City hospitals by helicopter. Two were admitted in critical condition. Kinnamon was not injured.

Vickie Goff, 57, of Chouteau

About 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, Goff was walking across a county road 1.5 miles east and a mile south of Chouteau in Mayes County when she was struck by a eastbound car driven by Dillon Thornton, 17, of Chouteau, the patrol reported.

Thornton was not wearing a seat belt, but he was not hurt.

Goff was taken to a Tulsa hospital where she died, the patrol reported.

Kimberly Dawn Cole, 39, of Bartlesville

Cole died Tuesday in an accident in Washington County.

About 6 p.m., Cole was driving south on State Highway 123 about a mile north of Bartlesville when she lost control of a van and it went into the path of a pickup driven by Larry Dean Topping, 64, of Bartlesville. Two passengers were in the pickup — Judy R. Topping, 57, and Donald J. Figuerido, 39, both of Bartlesville.

Cole died at the scene from massive injuries.

The pickup's passengers and driver were treated at a hospital for injuries. Everyone in the pickup wore a seat belt. Cole also wore a seat belt, the patrol reported.


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