Four die in crashes on Oklahoma roads

Latrisha Gartin, 19, of Carter, Eli Morris, 17, of Lawton, and Melvin McGee, 78, of Nowata, and George Morgan, 59, of Morris, died Friday in separate accidents on Oklahoma roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
FROM STAFF REPORT Modified: May 23, 2014 at 11:56 pm •  Published: May 23, 2014
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Four people are dead Friday after crashes on state roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

George Morgan, 59, Muskogee

About 6:30 p.m., Morgan was driving west on State Highway 16 when he tried to turn left on County Road 204 in Muskogee County.

The vehicle collided with an eastbound pickup. Morgan, who was wearing a seat belt, died at the scene, troopers said.

The driver of the pickup was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Latrisha Gartin, 19, Carter

About 8:45 a.m., Gartin was driving west on State Highway 55, just west of Rocky in Washita County. The vehicle left the highway and overturned. Gartin, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene, troopers said.

Melvin McGee, 78, Nowata

About 8:40 a.m., McGee was driving north on U.S. 169 about 2 miles north of Nowata in Nowata County. The car drifted into the southbound lanes where it collided with a southbound car and then struck a guardrail. McGee, who was wearing a seat belt, died at the scene, troopers said.

The driver and the passenger of the other vehicle were not injured.

Eli Morris, 17, Lawton

About 8:30 a.m., Morris was driving north on Deyo Mission Road in Comanche County when he failed to stop at a stop sign at Cache Road where the car collided with an eastbound vehicle, troopers said.

Morris, who was wearing a seat belt, died at the scene, troopers said.

The vehicle that was struck hit a third vehicle driving west on Cache Road. The drivers and passenger of the other two vehicles went to a hospital for treatment.

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