Two killed in Oklahoma crashes

Steven Mays, 38, of Mannsville, and Donnell King, 4, of Oklahoma City, died in crashes over the weekend, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
BY MICHAEL KIMBALL mkimball@opubco.com Published: May 9, 2011

Two people died over the weekend at the scenes of crashes on state roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

Steven Mays, 38, Mannsville

Mays died Saturday in a wreck on Interstate 35 south of Davis in Murray County, troopers said.

He was driving a pickup south on the highway when he lost control about 11:20 p.m. near mile marker 49, the patrol reported. The pickup veered off the road, hitting an embankment, and Mays was thrown out.

He was not wearing a seat belt, troopers said.

Donnell King, 4, Oklahoma City

King died Sunday in a wreck on Interstate 40 east of Schoolton in Okfuskee County, the patrol reported.

He was a passenger in an eastbound car when the driver lost control about 9:50 a.m. near mile marker 216, troopers said. The car began to slide and rolled three times, throwing all the occupants out.

The driver, Twana Johnson, 32, and passenger Hersey Taylor, 9, both of Oklahoma City, were taken to an Oklahoma City hospital with serious injuries, the patrol reported.

No one was wearing a seat belt, troopers said.

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