Accidents on state roads led to the deaths of three people, authorities reported.
Barbara Hatchell, 78, Weatherford
A minivan and a car were traveling eastbound about 8 a.m. May 30 on Interstate 40 in Caddo County when the driver of the car dropped his cellphone, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.
The car swerved into the minivan's lane and both vehicles left the highway around mile marker 93. The minivan rolled twice while the car came to a stop. The driver of the minivan was treated at a hospital and released.
The passenger, Hatchell, died Thursday at OU Medical Center from injuries she received in the crash. The driver of the car, Jamie Zoschak, 19, of Hinton, was not injured. Seat belts were in use in the minivan but not the car.
Simon Roth, 21, Broken Bow
Troopers found Roth about 4 a.m. June 3, lying on a county road in McCurtain County, about a mile east and a mile south of Broken Bow. He was pronounced dead at the scene due to massive injuries. The death is under investigation, troopers said.
Shelby Berry, 25, Cookson
Troopers said Berry, about 9 p.m. May 27, was driving southbound on State Highway 82 north of Tahlequah when his car left the highway, hitting a tree.
The car was engulfed in flames and Berry was trapped inside. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
It wasn't clear if seat belts were in use during the crash, the patrol reported.