Crash In Kingfisher County Kills Two


Saturday, December 10th 2011, 12:51 pm
By: News 9


Two people were killed and another hospitalized after a crash in Kingfisher County Friday night.

It happened on State Highway 51 just east of Hennessey.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Maria Praeger was driving east on State Highway 51 when she lost control and went off the road. Troopers said Praeger then overcorrected, causing her Honda Accord to slide into the other lane and crash into a Chevy Suburban.

The OHP said Praeger, 28, died at the scene. Her passenger, David Lawrence, 23, also died at the scene.

Troopers said the driver of the Chevy Suburban, Lisa Hladik, 32, was pinned for about 45 minutes before being freed by firefighters. She was transported to an Enid hospital. There is no word on her condition.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, all three victims were wearing seatbelts.