Two die in state vehicle wrecks
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has reported the deaths of two people on state roads.
Brook Hensley, 39, Edmond
Hensley was a passenger in a car going north about 10 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. 281 in Caddo County when the driver lost control, crossed the centerline and struck an oncoming pickup, the patrol reported. Hensley died at the scene. The driver of the car, Noella Christman, 46, of Edmond, was taken to an Anadarko hospital in good condition. The driver of the pickup was treated for head injuries and released, according to the patrol report. Troopers said the accident was a result of unsafe speeds in snow or ice. Everyone involved was wearing seat belts.
David Taylor, 63, Oklahoma City
About 12:55 p.m. Monday, Taylor was driving south onto the Main Street off-ramp from Interstate 35 in Norman when the car struck a traffic barrier and slid into the path of a sport utility vehicle, according to the patrol report. Taylor died at the scene, troopers said. The other driver was taken to a Norman hospital in good condition with minor head injuries, according to the report. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.
FROM STAFF REPORTS