At least four killed in weather-related wrecks statewide

Published: 01/03/2019, 5:21 PM
Edited: 01/03/2019, 5:40 PM

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) As of 11 a.m. Thursday, Oklahoma Highway Patrol has worked three fatality wrecks attributed to the winter weather, resulting in the deaths of at least four people.

One was Wednesday night around 5:45 in Pittsburg County. The victim was driving too fast for the snowy road conditions. Their vehicle slid across the center line and was struck by another vehicle.

One happened around 1:00 Thursday morning on I-35 in the Turner Falls area. A vehicle struck an ice patch on an overpass causing it to strike the cable barrier and go back into the lane of travel where it was struck by a semi. Two people in the vehicle were killed.

The other happened around 7:00 Thursday morning just north of Amber/Pocasset on US 81. An elderly gentleman was driving too fast for the conditions and went off the roadway, striking a tree.

If you have to get out on the roads, please take it slow and drive carefully.


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