Four people dead in three state crashes, Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Four people died Monday in separate state roadway accidents, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.
Dorris Steele, 63, of Holdenville.
Steele died about 10:05 p.m. Monday on Interstate 40 about 7.4 miles northwest of Cromwell in Seminole County, the patrol reports. She was dead at the scene.
Steele was stopped in an SUV in the roadway across both lanes when a car driven by Teresa Leach, 47, of Tulsa hit the SUV on the driver's side. A pickup driven by James Akin, 72, of Moore, also hit the SUV. Steele was not wearing a seat belt and she was ejected.
Leach was treated and released at an Okemah hospital. Akin and a passenger, Dana Akin, 66, of Moore, were not injured.
Jeffrey Jacobs, 58, of McAlester.
Jacobs was dead about 4:40 p.m. Monday at the scene on Blue Creek Road just west of State Highway 31 about 13 miles northeast of Krebs, the patrol reports.
Jacobs drove a pickup off the roadway and hit a boulder. He was not wearing a seat belt.
Tammie Renee Swearingen, 44, of Tuskahoma.
Carly Dawn Hunter, 19, of Fort Towson.
|Carly Dawn Hunter|
Swearingen and Hunter were dead Monday at the scene of a collision on U.S. 271 about 2.2 miles northeast of Clayton in Pushmataha County.
Swearingen was driving a sport utility vehicle south on U.S. 271 about 8:20 a.m. Monday when she was struck by a car driven north by Hunter. Hunter drove off the right side of the roadway, then swerved back across the center line and struck the SUV driven by Swearingen, the patrol reports.
Seat belts were not in use by Swearingen. The patrol did not report whether Hunter wore a seat belt.