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Wrecks on state roads claim three

Three people died from injuries suffered in wrecks, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: May 2, 2012 at 9:31 pm •  Published: May 1, 2012

A motorist and a pedestrian are dead after separate incidents on state roads, and a teen injured in a wreck Saturday died Tuesday, Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers said.

Tommy R. Freeman, 37, Velma

Freeman died when his pickup crashed into a tree Tuesday night in Marshall County.

Freeman was driving south on an Oakland street at about 8:20 p.m. when the pickup went off the left side of the road and crashed into a tree, according to a patrol report.

Freeman was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene. The odor of alcohol was apparent at the crash, troopers said.

Freeman was not wearing a seat belt.

Corey Michael Tallas, 20, Denison, Texas

Tallas died about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday on State Highway 91 two and a half miles west of Colbert in Bryan County.

Troopers said Valerie Francine McCutcheon-Lester, 49, of Durant, was driving east on State Highway 91 when her car hit Tallas, who was lying in the road.

Robert Lee Sayers, 17, of Greenfield

Sayers died Tuesday at OU Medical Center from injuries suffered in a wreck Saturday afternoon, troopers said.

About 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sayers was driving north on a Blaine County road southwest of Greenfield when he attempted to pass a northbound tractor-trailer, left the road on the left side, hit a culvert and rolled, according to the patrol report. has disabled the comments for this article.


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