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Four dead after Oklahoma accidents

FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: May 21, 2014 at 11:44 pm •  Published: May 21, 2014

Four people died in traffic accidents Wednesday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

Brenda Fletcher, 62, of St. John, Kan.

Plez Malone Jr., 68, of Clinton

About 7:15 a.m., Fletcher, who was wearing a seat belt, was traveling southbound on U.S. 183 in Dewey County, about a mile south of Taloga. Fletcher’s car crashed head-on into Malone’s pickup in the northbound lane. Fletcher and Malone died at the scene, troopers said. Malone was not wearing a seat belt.

James Riley England Jr., 68, of Miami, OK

Shortly before 5 p.m., the semi-trailer England drove went down two embankments and crashed, troopers said.

England, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene.

Mark D. Baggs, 51, of Battiest

Baggs was mowing about 8:10 p.m. in a ditch on the south side of a county road in McCurtain County.

The tractor hit a roadside culvert, causing the tractor to overturn and pin Baggs, trooper said.

Baggs died at the scene, troopers said. has disabled the comments for this article.