Three people died in separate crashes on Oklahoma roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
Unidentified, 15, of Spavinaw
A 15-year-old Spavinaw boy died and two others were critically injured in a single-vehicle crash Thursday in Mayes County, the patrol reported.
The boy was dead at the scene about 1:15 a.m. at Indian Springs Road and NE 445 Drive about 3.2 miles west of Spavinaw, the patrol reported. His name had not been released Thursday evening.
The name of the driver of the car, a 16-year-old boy from Spavinaw, was not released Thursday. The driver was flown in critical condition to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, with internal trunk and head injuries.
Passenger Jack J. Jackson, 19, of Spavinaw, was flown in critical condition to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa with a head injury.
A 15-year-old boy from Spavinaw who was a passenger was taken to the Tulsa hospital with internal trunk and head injuries.
The driver went off the road and hit several trees before the car overturned, the patrol reported.
Alcohol may have contributed to the crash, the patrol reported. The driver was wearing a seat belt, but it is unknown if the others riding in the car wore seat belts, the patrol reported.
Bruce Hartman, 44, of Oklahoma City
Hartman died when the tractor-trailer he was parked in was smashed into from behind by another man driving a tractor-trailer, the patrol reported.
About 7 a.m. Wednesday, Hartman was legally parked on the southbound shoulder of Interstate 35 at mile marker 72 a half-mile west of Pauls Valley in Garvin County. David Baird, 58, of Eufaula, was traveling southbound, departed the road to the right and hit Hartman, the patrol reported.
Hartman was taken to Paul Valley General Hospital and died.
An investigation into the crash, including toxicology tests, will take four to six weeks, the patrol reported.
The results will be sent to the district attorney to determine whether any criminal charges will be filed.
Kent Thionnet, 56, of Edmond
About 3:50 p.m. Thursday, Thoinnet was riding a motorcycle northbound on Interstate 35 near Wilshire Boulevard in Oklahoma City when traffic slowed down due to congestion. Thionnet braked and left the roadway, troopers said.
Thionnet, who was wearing a helmet, was ejected from the motorcycle and hit a cable barrier post. He died at the scene, troopers said.