Two Killed In Area Crashes
Two people were killed in accidents in this area last week, including an unidentified driver fleeing from an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper near Wynnewood, troopers report.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Trooper Tim Brinson attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a driver for speed, but the unidentified male continued on and then failed to negotiate a curve on CR 3260 in Garvin County, two miles south and one mile west of Wynnewood.
According to the report, the man was driving a 2016 Lincoln MKZ on Saturday, Nov. 21 about 5:09 p.m. when he left the road and struck a tree. The victim was pinned in the wreckage for about an hour before being freed by members of the Wynnewood Fire Department using a Hurst tool, troopers said.
The patrol said the case remains under investigation.
Seatbelts were not in use and airbags deployed, according to the report.
The accident was investigated by Trooper Josh Christian and Trooper Shayne Ballard, both of the patrol’s Traffic Homicide Unit, Aaron McKey, of the patrol’s criminal investigation division, Trooper Heath Green, Trooper Francisco Valdez and the Wynnewood Fire Department.
In an earlier accident, on Monday, Nov. 16, a 31-year-old Tishomingo woman lost her life in a three-vehicle crash on S.H. 32, about 9:55 p.m., three miles west of Kingston in Marshall County, troopers reported.
Killed in the accident was Samantha Carnes, 31, according to the patrol.
The drivers of two other vehicles involved in the crash were taken to area hospitals for treatment.
The patrol identified them as Timbo Miller, 52, Gordonville, Texas, who was driving a Chevrolet Silverado pickup and Donald Lustig, 64, Madison, Alabama, who was driving a Ford Expedition.
According to the patrol, Miller was taken to Medical City in Plano, Texas and admitted in stable condition with head injuries and Lustig was admitted to Alliance Health in Durant in good condition with external and head injuries.
Troopers said the crash occurred when Miller, who was westbound on S.H. 32, ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected, then crossed the center median, striking Carnes’ eastbound Chevrolet Equinox. A short time later, Lustig, who was eastbound on the road, struck Miller’s pickup.
Troopers said seatbelts were not in use in the Carnes and Miller vehicles, but in use by Lustig.
The accident was investigated by Trooper Jose Christian, of the patrol’s Traffic Homicide Unit. He was assisted by Trooper Chase Mass, Trooper Johnathan Vargas, Trooper Robert Daws, of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Bomb Squad, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and the Madill and Kingston Fire Departments.