Stillwater woman dies in Payne County, Oklahoma head-on collision

A woman driving in the wrong lane died when she crashed into a car Wednesday night. The collision was in Payne County, Oklahoma.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: September 5, 2013 at 10:28 pm •  Published: September 5, 2013
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A woman died in a Wednesday night crash in Payne County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports. The state medical examiner has released the names of two people who died in separate crashes last month.

Penny M. Mahan, 45, Stillwater

Mahan was dead at the scene of a crash about 7:55 p.m. Wednesday 6 miles south of Stillwater on U.S. 177, a half mile south of 68th Street, the patrol reports.

She was driving a pickup north in the southbound lanes when she struck a car driven south by Carolyn Penney, 55, of Coyle. Penney and passengers Steven B. Wright, 56, of Perkins, and Robin Miller, 39, of Coyle, were injured. Penney was taken to OU Medical Center with leg and internal trunk injuries. Wright and Miller were taken to Stillwater Medical Center with internal trunk injuries, the patrol reports.

Mahan was dead from head, arm, leg, internal and external trunk injuries.

Mahan and Wright wore seat belts. Penney and Miller did not.

Jason Martin, 34, of Perryton, Texas

Martin was the pilot of a single-engine plane that crashed about 10 a.m. Aug. 5 in Beaver County. He was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma.

The aircraft was flying northeast when the right wing struck the top of a weather tower and the plane went into a flat spin and crashed into a field landing on its top, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.

Justino Verde

Verde was driving about 9 a.m. Aug. 12 south on a Delaware County road southeast of Grove when the vehicle went off the road, struck a concrete barrier and caught fire, according to a patrol report. He died at the scene.

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Three killed in crashes are identified

A woman died in a Wednesday night crash in Payne County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported, and the state medical examiner identified two people who died in separate crashes last month.

Penny M. Mahan, 45, Stillwater

Mahan was dead at the scene of a crash about 7:55 p.m. Wednesday 6 miles south of Stillwater on U.S. 177, a half mile south of 68th Street, the patrol reported.

She was driving a pickup north in the southbound lanes when she struck a car driven south by Carolyn Penney, 55, of Coyle. Penney and passengers Steven B. Wright, 56, of Perkins, and Robin Miller, 39, of Coyle, were injured. Penney was taken to OU Medical Center with leg and internal trunk injuries. Wright and Miller were taken to Stillwater Medical Center with internal trunk injuries, the patrol reports.

Mahan was dead from head, arm, leg, internal and external trunk injuries.

Mahan and Wright wore seat belts. Penney and Miller did not.

Jason Martin, 34, of Perryton, Texas

Martin was the pilot of a single-engine plane that crashed about 10 a.m. Aug. 5 in Beaver County. He was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma.

The aircraft was flying northeast when the right wing struck the top of a weather tower and the plane went into a flat spin and crashed into a field landing on its top, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.

Justino Verde

Verde was driving about 9 a.m. Aug. 12 south on a Delaware County road southeast of Grove when the vehicle went off the road, struck a concrete barrier and caught fire, according to a patrol report. He died at the scene.

From staff reports

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