Three die in wrecks on Oklahoma roads

An unidentified driver died in a wreck Wednesday, and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol identified a Bartlesville man who was killed in a motorcycle wreck.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 28, 2013 at 11:39 pm •  Published: August 28, 2013
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Two people died in wrecks Wednesday, and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol identified a Bartlesville man killed in a motorcycle wreck.

Alois James Aufleger, 55, of Crescent

About 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aufleger was driving east on a Logan County road, about two miles south of Crescent, when the pickup he was driving went out of control and rolled, according to a patrol report.

Aufleger died at the scene, troopers said. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Unidentified driver

About 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, the driver of a tractor-trailer was northbound on U.S. 69A, 3 miles north of Quapaw in Ottawa County, when another northbound vehicle attempted to pass, swerved to avoid a southbound vehicle and crashed into the rig, according to a patrol report.

The tractor-trailer rolled onto its side after the crash. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.

The driver of the northbound car, Harry Francis Dishmon, 50, of Tulsa, was not hurt.

Michael P. Smith, 49, of Bartlesville

About 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Smith was driving a motorcycle south on U.S. 169 in Rogers County when a northbound sport utility vehicle failed to yield while making a left turn, according to a patrol report.

Smith died at the scene, troopers said. The driver of the SUV, Russell Reed, 28, of Oologah, was taken to a Tulsa hospital and stabilized.

Smith was not wearing a helmet.


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