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Three people die on Oklahoma roadways

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports three fatal crashes.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: May 25, 2012 at 11:16 pm •  Published: May 25, 2012
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3 die in wrecks

Three people are dead in Oklahoma crashes, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported Friday.

Cleo Deanna Daniel, 19, Durant

Daniel was riding in a pickup that crashed about 2 a.m. Friday on a county road one mile east of Durant, troopers said. She died at the scene. The driver, William E. Garner, 23, of Durant, lost control in loose gravel and the pickup went off the road and hit a tree, the patrol said. Garner and passengers Jessica L. Hendrix, 21, of Oklahoma City, and Jonathan Drew Mitchell, 23, of Idabel, were taken to hospitals. No one was wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.

Chad Alan Woods, 33, Tulsa

Woods was killed about 9 p.m. Thursday at 33rd West Avenue just north of U.S. 412 in Tulsa County, the patrol said. Woods was driving a motorcycle when a trooper pursued him on Interstate 244, troopers said. Woods exited at Cincinnati, ran a red light and drove back onto the interstate. He drove west onto U.S. 412 and then exited at 33rd West Avenue. Woods failed to negotiate a turn and went off the roadway. He was not wearing a helmet. He was taken to a Tulsa hospital where he died.

Jamie Dwayne Rhoads, 34, Moore

Rhoads lost control of his vehicle about 4:50 p.m. Friday as he drove westbound on Interstate 44 in Grady County, troopers said. The pickup struck a guardrail and rolled. Rhoads was pinned in the vehicle before being taken to OU Medical Center, where he died. He was not wearing a seat belt, troopers said.

FROM STAFF REPORTS