Two die after collision in Oklahoma's Custer County

Two men died Friday after a collision on U.S. 183 about two miles north of Arapaho in Custer County
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: June 13, 2014 at 10:01 pm •  Published: June 13, 2014
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Two men died Friday after a head-on collision on U.S. 183 in Custer County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

About 4:50 p.m., Shaun Elston, 24, of Clinton, was driving south about two miles north of Arapaho when his vehicle hit the back a vehicle driven by Kenn Sipe, 70, of Gage.

The car Elston was driving then went into a northbound lane and collided with a vehicle driven by Gary Cordes, 60, of Minot, N.D.

Elston and Cordes died at the scene. A 13-year-old passenger in Cordes’ car was flown to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Sipe was not injured.

All but Cordes were wearing seat belts, troopers said.

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