Three die in Oklahoma wrecks
Three men died in traffic wrecks on Oklahoma roadways Thursday and Friday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
Manuel Medina, 30, Cameron
Medina died in a wreck one mile south of Cameron in Le Flore County on State Highway 112, a trooper said. A pickup driven by Eric Potter, 35, of Cameron, was southbound on State Highway 112 shortly before 7:30 p.m. when it went left of center for an unknown reason, troopers said. The pickup hit a car carrying five people, including Medina. Medina was taken to St. Edward's Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark., where he was pronounced dead. The other four people in the car were injured. Driver Noe Bravo Hernandez, 27, and passengers Gaspa Lopez Cruz, 21, Silvaldo Garcia, 35, and Ramiro Lopez Ruiz, 35, all of Cameron, were taken to St. Edward's Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, troopers said. Potter was taken to Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark., in critical condition. Two passengers in the pickup were also injured. Amanda Norman White, 28, of Cameron, was taken to St. Edward's Hospital with injuries that were not life threatening, troopers said. Uriah Potter, 9, of Cameron, was taken to Sparks Hospital with injuries that were not life threatening. Everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seat belt, troopers said.
Hershel R. James, 65, Broken Bow
Roger B. Scott, 65, Clarksville, Texas
James was driving his pickup north on U.S. 259 near Broken Bow when he swerved to the left to avoid vehicles that were stopped, a trooper said. A tractor-trailer rig driven by Jesse A. Talley, 50, of Broken Bow, hit James' pickup when the pickup was in the southbound lane. James' vehicle rolled into a ditch and the truck swerved into the northbound lane. Scott tried to swerve his pickup to avoid the truck but was hit on the driver's side door instead, troopers said. James and Scott were pinned in their pickups. Both were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Talley refused medical treatment at the scene, troopers said. James was the only one not wearing a seat belt, troopers said.