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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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.

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