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Four die in separate accidents in Oklahoma

FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 15, 2012 at 11:54 pm •  Published: August 15, 2012

Four people died Tuesday and Wednesday in three wrecks, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

Grady McIntire, 19, Tryon, and Callie Mainus, 18, Agra

A Tryon man and Agra woman died in a crash near Perkins in Payne County, the patrol reported.

McIntire was dead at the scene of a crash about 7 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 177 about 2 miles south of Perkins. He was driving a pickup northbound when he lost control on a curve and struck a pickup driven by Mainus head-on.

Mainus was taken to OU Medical Center in critical condition and died about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. The patrol reported McIntire was going too fast for conditions; the roadway was wet.

Seat belts were not in use in either pickup, the patrol reports.

Sukhvir Singh Bassi, 25, Kingsburg, Calif.

A California man died after the tractor-trailer he was driving hit an overturned trailer about 2:45 a.m. Wednesday in McIntosh County.

The tractor-trailer was traveling westbound on Interstate 40 when it struck another tractor-trailer that had overturned as it entered Interstate 40 from the U.S. 69 on-ramp. Charles Edward Radic, 53, of Tulsa, was the driver of the overturned vehicle.

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