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Three Oklahomans die in weekend accidents

Lei Yang, 30, of Owasso, died Sunday from head injuries he suffered when he struck the ground after jumping out of a moving vehicle in Washington County, and two Oklahomans died in a crash on the Kansas Turnpike on Saturday, authorities said.
From Staff Reports Modified: November 5, 2012 at 7:54 pm •  Published: November 4, 2012
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Three die in weekend accidents

Lei Yang, 30, Owasso

About 4:25 p.m. Sunday, Yang was instructing Shuang Xue, 31, of Owasso, how to drive when they began arguing. Yang jumped from the sport utility vehicle on a Washington County road near Vera and struck his head on the ground, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Neither Xue nor the other passenger were hurt, troopers said.

Kelly Stark, 57, Tulsa

Jennie Smith, 54, Wagoner

About 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Stark and Smith were killed when their northbound gasoline tanker struck a guardrail on bridge, then skidded into a ditch where it caught fire and exploded on the Kansas Turnpike near Belle Plaine, Kan., the Kansas Turnpike Authority reported.

From staff reports

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