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One dies after Creek County wreck; victim of fiery Norman wreck identified

One man died after a wreck Wednesday night in Creek County, and police on Thursday identified the man who died in a fiery March 1 wreck in Norman.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: March 6, 2014 at 6:45 pm •  Published: March 6, 2014

One man died after a wreck Wednesday night, and police released the name of another man killed in a March 1 wreck in Norman.

Arlie Clint Cates, 49, of Bristow

Cates died from injuries suffered in a crash about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday on State Highway 66 just west of W 271 Street in Creek County, Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers said.

Cates was driving east on SH 66 when he drove off the roadway and crashed. He was taken to a Sapulpa hospital, where he later died. A passenger in the vehicle, Davied Van Orsdol, 49, of Bristow, was taken to a Tulsa hospital where he was treated for a back injury.

Neither Cates nor Van Orsdol were wearing seat belts, troopers said.

Micah James Nix, 40, of Newalla

Nix was identified by Norman police Thursday as the man who died in a fiery crash March 1 in the 8000 block of NE Indian Hills Road.

Police were called about 2:40 a.m. March 1 and told a car had rolled and caught on fire. The vehicle was engulfed in flames when police arrived. Police believe the car was headed east on Indian Hills Road when it ran off the road, rolled and caught fire.

Police said they are still investigating the wreck. has disabled the comments for this article.


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