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Five die on Oklahoma roadways

Five people have died on Oklahoma roadways, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and police report.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: October 25, 2013 at 9:55 pm •  Published: October 26, 2013

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and police have reported the deaths of five people as a result of crashes on state roads.

James Lee Johnson, 37, Elgin

Johnson died as a result of injuries he suffered in a crash Monday in McClain County, Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers reported.

Johnson was driving a van which crashed on Interstate 44, the patrol reports. He died Friday at OU Medical Center.

Billy Jade Lowry, 26, Katie Leann Peeples, 22, and Aries Jade Lowry, 6 months, all of Woodward

Three people died in a Woodward County crash Thursday night when the driver of a car in the wrong lanes struck a pickup head-on, troopers reported.

Those killed were the driver, Lowry, and passengers Peeples, 22, and Aries Jane, 6 months, all of Woodward, the patrol reports.

Lowry was driving a car south on U.S. 183 in the northbound lanes at 9:40 p.m. Thursday about 4 miles south of Fort Supply when his car hit a northbound pickup driven by Don Witman, 60, of Vici.

Witman was taken to an Enid hospital, where he was admitted with head and leg injuries.

Witman wore a seat belt. Lowry and his passengers did not wear seat belts, the patrol said.

Frederick Marchant, 52, town unavailable

A motorcycle crash in northwest Oklahoma City was fatal for a man Thursday night, a local TV station reported.

The crash happened on NW 138 at Joe McDonald Drive after Marchant struck a curb about 10:40 p.m. and lost control of the motorcycle in a parking lot. He was dead at the scene, police report. has disabled the comments for this article.


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