OHP Troopers Worked 3 Weather-Related, Fatality Wrecks


Thursday, January 3rd 2019, 12:38 pm
By: News 9


Authorities say at least four people have died and a police officer has been injured in collisions on treacherous roads as a winter storm moves through Oklahoma and Texas.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported they worked the three fatality wrecks Thursday morning. 

One wreck was reported about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday in Pittsburg County. Troopers said the driver was driving too fast for the snowy conditions and crashed into another vehicle after going left of center.

Troopers worked a second wreck was reported about 1 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 35 in Davis. The vehicle hit a patch of ice, causing the vehicle to hit the cable barrier, go pack into the lane where it hit a tractor-trailer.  A Texas man was killed and woman later died of her injuries. Three others are in critical condition, troopers said. 

The third wreck was reported about 7 a.m. near Amber/Pocasset on U.S. Highway 81. Troopers said an elderly man was driving too fast for conditions and went off the roadway and hit a tree.  

 
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