Oklahoma traffic accidents result in 3 deaths

Three people have died as a result of Oklahoma accidents, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 4, 2011 at 8:26 pm •  Published: August 4, 2011

Three people have died as a result of Oklahoma accidents, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

Noel Truex, 67, of Broken Bow.

Thursday afternoon, Truex became ill while driving on a country road about three miles east and one mile south of Broken Bow. His sport utility vehicle ran off the left side of the road and hit a bridge railing.

He died at the scene. Truex was not wearing a seat belt.

Deborah Ann Beeler, 39, of Claremore.

Beeler was riding in a recreational travel vehicle Thursday when the driver tried to cross a railroad track, and the vehicle was struck by an unmanned freight car in Tulsa County, the patrol reports.

Beeler was dead at the scene of the accident about 2:20 a.m., the patrol reports.

The accident was on the BNSF Railway tracks at 1631 West 33rd Place.

Beeler was riding in the vehicle driven by Randy Don Battenfield, 27, of Inola, who was not injured.

Beeler was not wearing a seat belt.

James Guy Exon, 61, of Clayton.

Exon died Thursday at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa from injuries suffered when he was hit by a car in Pushmataha County on July 17, a mile north and a mile east of Clayton on State Highway 2, the patrol reports.

The driver of the car, Luke R. Roberts, 20, of Albion, was not injured.

Roberts was yielding to an emergency vehicle when he struck Exon as Exon was walking north along the highway, the patrol reports.

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