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Fatality Crash in Monday Morning Rush

Jul 23, 2012
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A man is dead after being hit by a vehicle on Highway 412 near the Port-33 facility. That facility is near the Verdigris River, between  Catoosa and Inola.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the man pulled his car to the side of the road and got out. He was hit by an oncoming vehicle. He dragged about 100-feet before the S-U-V could get stopped. The man was dead at the scene.

The accident happened about 6:15 this morning according to the Patrol. The dead man has been identified as 51-year-old Ted Bowen of Tulsa.

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CASTLE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a Castle woman who was walking in the middle of a highway in Okfuskee County was struck by a car and killed.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says paramedics pronounced 67-year-old Lois Gauze dead at the scene of the accident early Saturday on Oklahoma Highway 48 near Castle.

Troopers say Gauze was walking south on the highway about 12:10 a.m. when a northbound vehicle struck her. The patrol says the woman hit the hood of the car, rolled over the roof and landed on the vehicle's trunk.

Tulsa County Jail

One woman is dead and another is in jail following a Sunday car crash on I-244 near Yale Avenue in Tulsa. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a car driven by 28-year-old Kristen Lynn Smith of Tulsa bumped another vehicle on the expressway. That impact caused a SUV to roll four times before it came to rest on its wheels.

A passenger in that vehicle, 64-year-old Maria Lopez, was dead at the scene. Lopez and two other passengers were ejected from the tumbling SUV.