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Three killed in Oklahoma crashes

Three people died Sunday at the scene of accidents on Oklahoma roadways, authorities said.
BY MATT DINGER and MICHAEL KIMBALL Modified: April 24, 2011 at 8:03 pm •  Published: April 24, 2011

Three people died Sunday at the scene of accidents on state roadways, authorities said.

• Gary Lee Lockett, 65, Newalla

Lockett was killed in a head-on collision in southeast Oklahoma City about 1:50 p.m., police Lt. Don Holland said.

Two people were trapped in one car and a third person was trapped in the second car after the crash in the 17000 block of S Peebly Road, Holland said.

An 8-year-old boy, a 14-year-old girl and a 60-year-old woman were taken to OU Medical Center in critical condition, and three others were taken to Norman Regional Hospital in good condition, Emergency Medical Services Authority spokeswoman Lara O'Leary said.

The names of the injured were not released by police Sunday.

• Sheree J. Hohn, 30, Fort Smith, Ark.

Hohn died in a crash on Interstate 40 southwest of Muldrow in Sequoyah County, troopers said.

She was driving a car west on the highway when she lost control during heavy rain near mile marker 320 about 10:45 a.m., the patrol reported. The car went off the road into a ditch and hit a tree, pinning Hohn inside.

Hohn was wearing a seat belt, troopers said.

• Jeanne Polizzi, 43, Owasso

Polizzi died in a crash on Indian Nation Turnpike south of Henryetta in McIntosh County, the patrol reported.

She was driving a car north when she lost control in the rain near mile marker 95 about 8:55 a.m., troopers said. The car crossed the median and was hit by a southbound pickup, and Polizzi was pinned inside.

The pickup's driver was not seriously hurt, the patrol reported.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts.


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