Local & Regional
Wed June 10, 2009
Two Killed on Bicycles
By Associated Press/KWGS News
Sand Springs, OK – SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) Authorities say a possibly impaired driver crashed into three bicyclists in Sand Springs killing two and injuring the third.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 30-year-old Angela Voss of Owasso was dead at the scene and 34-year-old Matthew Edmonds of Tulsa died later at a Tulsa hospital. The third cyclist was treated and released at a Tulsa hospital.
Troopers say the three were cycling on the shoulder of Oklahoma 51 when a sport utility vehicle driven by Tausha Borland of Sand Springs swerved onto the shoulder and hit them.
Trooper Brian Warren says Borland continued driving until being stopped by other motorists.
He says an open container of alcohol was found in her car and said she seemed disoriented.
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.
OHP Accident Report:
NEXT OF KIN NOTIFIED
A FATALITY COLLISION OCCURRED 06/09/2009 AT 1609 HOURS ON SH51 AND 165TH W AVE IN TULSA COUNTY.
VEHICLE ONE: 2002 FORD EXPLORER DRIVEN BY TAUSHA BORLAND, WHITE FEMALE, AGE: 38 OF SAND SPRINGS, OK. NOT INJURED. PASSENGERS: NONE
BICYCLIST ONE: ANGELA VOSS, WHITE FEMALE, AGE: 33 OF OWASSO, OK. EXPIRED AT THE SCENE FROM MASSIVE INJURIES.
BICYCLIST TWO: MATTHEW EDMONDS, WHITE MALE, AGE: 34 OF TULSA, OK. TRANSPORTED BY LIFE FLIGHT TO ST JOHNS TULSA WITH HEAD, TRUNK INTERNAL, TRUNK EXTERNAL, ARM AND LEG INJURIES. EXPIRED AT THE HOSPITAL FROM MASSIVE INJURIES.
BICYCLIST THREE: JOHN MOORE, WHITE MALE, AGE: 40 OF BROKEN ARROW, OK. TRANPORTED BY EMSA TO ST JOHNS TULSA. TREATED AND RELEASED.
WHAT HAPPENED: VEHICLE ONE WAS EASTBOUND ON SH51 SWERVED ONTO SOUTH SHOULDER FOR UNKNOWN REASON STRIKING THE THREE BICYCLIST. VEHICLE ONE CONTINUED ON FOR 1/4 MILE BEFORE STOPPING.
SEATBELTS: EQUIPPED AND IN USE AIRBAGS: EQUIPPED NOT DEPLOYED
ROADWAY: FOUR LANE, DIVIDED, ASPHALT, DRY
INVESTIGATED BY TROOPER RANDY CLARK TROOP Z, ASSISTED BY TROOPER BRIAN WARREN B687 AND TROOPER EDWARD JOHNSON B541 BOTH OF TROOP B TULSA COUNTY DETACHMENT ALSO ASSISTED BY TROOPER JOE FRANKS Z485 AND TROOPER JOHNNY FAIRRES Z486 BOTH OF TROOP Z AND LT RICKY GUNKEL B63 OF TROOP B TULSA. "THIS REPORT IS BASED ON THE TROOPER'S INVESTIGATION OF THE COLLISION. IT MAY CONTAIN THE OPINION OF THE TROOPER." AUTHORITY OF TROOPER RANDY CLARK Z329 OKLAHOMA HIGHWAY PATROL TROOP B - TULSA OPER: LDE