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Three killed in crashes on Oklahoma roadways Saturday

Three people were killed in crashes on Oklahoma roadways Saturday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 9, 2014 at 6:12 pm •  Published: August 9, 2014
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Three people were killed in crashes on Oklahoma roadways Saturday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. Dead are:

Roy James White, 62

White, of Dow, was driving west on U.S. Highway 270 in Pittsburg County at 2:15 a.m. Saturday when his pickup ran off the right side of the road, troopers reported. The pickup struck a ditch and rolled once. White, of Dow, was thrown about 37 feet. Troopers said White wasn’t wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. White was pronounced dead at the scene.

Michael D. Ross, 49

Ross, of McLoud, was driving a tractor trailer south on Interstate 35 in Oklahoma City at 11:11 a.m. Saturday when the tractor trailer struck a bridge wall on the right side of the road between NE 36 and NE 50, troopers reported.

The truck slid off the right side of the road, turning over onto the driver’s side and striking an exit sign and a tree. Ross was pronounced dead at the scene. Ross wasn’t wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, troopers said.

Lucille Wosika, 87

Wosika, of El Reno, was the passenger in a vehicle attempting to turn south on U.S. 281 from State Highway 66 about 10 a.m. Saturday in Canadian County. When the driver, Glenn Wosika, 90, of El Reno, tried to turn onto the highway, he collided with a pickup driving north on U.S. 281.

Lucille Wosika died at the scene, troopers reported. Glenn Wosika was taken to OU Medical center. The driver of the pickup was not injured. Lucille Wosika was not wearing a seat belt, troopers reported.

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