Three die in two Oklahoma road accidents

One man died and seven others were injured when a pickup and a car collided head-on Thursday night on State Highway 112, a mile south of Cameron. Two men died in a three-vehicle accident Friday morning on U.S. 259 near Broken Bow in McCurtain County.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: March 22, 2013 at 8:18 pm •  Published: March 22, 2013
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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.

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