Four die after Oklahoma roads, troopers report

Larry Joseph Kloer, 64, of Fletcher, Jon Z. Larson, 40, of Dill City, David Merrill, 46, of Canton, and Geary Smith, 66, of McAlester, died after separate crashes on Oklahoma road, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: May 13, 2013 at 11:42 pm •  Published: May 13, 2013

Four men died after separate crashes on state roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

Larry Joseph Kloer, 64, Fletcher

About 11:10 p.m. Sunday, Kloer was driving a motorcycle west on U.S. 277 just east of County Street 2710 in Caddo County. The motorcycle overturned in a curve and Kloer, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the bike, troopers said. He died at the scene.

Jon Z. Larson, 40, Dill City

About 5 p.m. Sunday, Larson was driving a motorcycle north on State Highway 34 in Beckham County about 4 miles south of Carter. The motorcycle crashed on a curve. Larson, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the bike, troopers said. He was taken by helicopter to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City where he died.

David Merrill Blood, 46, Canton

About 5:30 p.m. Friday, Blood, who was not wearing a helmet, was driving an all-terrain vehicle south on Major County Road 230. The vehicle overturned during a left turn onto East West 53 and rolled, troopers said. Merrill was taken to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City where he died Saturday.

Geary Smith, 66, McAlester

About 6:35 p.m. Monday, Smith was driving west on State Highway 31, just east of Krebs in Pittsburg County The pickup he was driving went left of center and crashed into an eastbound vehicle, troopers said. Smith, who was wearing a seat belt, died at the scene, troopers said.

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