3 Killed In Car Crash Near Vinita

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 9:05 am
By: News 9

Associated Press

VINITA, Oklahoma -- The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says three people were killed when the car they were in crashed head-on with a tractor-trailer rig near Vinita in northeastern Oklahoma.

Troopers say 18-year-old Kyle Samuel Lee and 20-year-old Sean Roper of Jay and 20-year-old Megan Cooper of Eucha died in the collision just after 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Investigators say the three were in a car driven by Lee that was weaving and crossed the center line on Oklahoma Highway 2 -- crashing into the oncoming semi. The truck driver was treated and released at the scene.

Troopers say they don't know why the car was weaving.