2 Killed in Nowata County Hit-And-Run

Sunday, May 10th 2009, 5:27 pm
By: News 9


DELAWARE, Oklahoma -- Two people died and another is in critical condition after a hit-and-run crash Saturday night in Nowata County.

The collision occurred about 8:30 p.m. on U.S. 169 about a mile north of Delaware, according to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol accident report.

A southbound pickup truck tried to pass a Lincoln Towncar but didn't have enough room, the report states. An oncoming Pontiac attempted to avoid the pickup by swerving to the right but lost control, went into the southbound lanes and was hit by the Towncar.

The pickup then continued southbound.

The Pontiac's driver, 15-year-old Kyler Blagg of Caney, Kan., was flown to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, where he died. He had been pinned in the wreckage for more than an hour.

Kyler's mother, 44-year-old Amy Blagg, also from Caney, Kan., was taken by ambulance to Coffeyville Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Tara Blagg, 11, was also flown to St. Francis in stable condition.

The Towncar's driver, 70-year-old Alfred Hobbs of South Coffeyville, was hospitalized in critical condition after being pinned for more than 45 minutes.

His passenger, 63-year-old Anna Hobbs, was hospitalized in stable condition. Another passenger, 79-year-old Harold Tedford of Coffeyville, Kan., was treated and released.

The occupants of the Towncar and Pontiac were all wearing seatbelts, troopers reported.

No other information about the pickup truck was released.