UPDATE: Victims of fiery crash in south Oklahoma City identified

A crash shut down part of Interstate 240 early Friday. Two people are reported to be in critical condition.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: September 28, 2012 at 2:33 pm •  Published: September 28, 2012
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2:15 p.m. Authorities have released the names of those involved in the crash and more details about how it happened.

Troopers said Carlos White, 24, of Oklahoma City, was driving his car west on Interstate 240 when, from behind, he hit a pickup carrying four people. Both vehicles lost control and hit barrier walls. The fuel tank of the pickup ruptured and started a fire.

White was not injured. The driver of the pickup, Ellis Bowden, 75, of McLoud, was taken to OU Medical Center with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Two passengers in the pickup were critically injured. They are Patricia Bowden, 73, of McLoud, and Karen Bowden, 50, of McLoud. The third passenger, Elvin Bowden, 48, of McLoud, was treated for his injuries and released.

All those involved were wearing seat belts, troopers said.

9:55 a.m. All lanes of Interstate 240 at Santa Fe are open again, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports. Two people were critically injured.

8:50 a.m. Two people have been taken to a hospital from the scene, reports fire Maj. Tammy McKinney. The vehicle fire is out but traffic continues to be clogged in the area. Another accident was just reported in the area, according to fire radio reports.

8:30 a.m. Firefighters on the scene have requested a helicopter to take one of the victims to a hospital. A second ambulance is 5 to 10 minutes away in heavy traffic, according to fire radio reports.

8:20 a.m. Interstate 240 eastbound at Santa Fe Avenue will be closed because of the accident, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

8:15 a.m. A pickup is reported on fire with people possibly inside, according to Oklahoma City fire radio reports.

An ambulance has been called for two patients, said fire Maj. Tammy McKinney said. The incident is at Interstate 240 and Santa Fe Avenue.

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