- Published on Tuesday, 29 May 2012 11:22
Two separate fatality crashes occurred over the holiday weekend, killing two drivers in western Oklahoma. Another crash injured two Woodward teens.
Robert Huling, 44, of Cheyenne, was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash on U.S. Highway 283, six miles north of Cheyenne.
His 2001 Dodge pickup was traveling southbound on the highway when Huling departed the road to the right, then overcorrected to the left and rolled nearly three times. He suffered a neck injury and was transported to a funeral home in Elk City, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
The accident occurred at 11:29 p.m. Friday. He was wearing a seat belt. Cheyenne Rural Fire Department and the Roger Mills Sheriff's Department assisted on the scene.
A motorcyclist also died over the weekend.
Mahopac, N.Y., resident K.R. Donnelly, 55, died along Interstate 40 Saturday morning when his 2011 BMW Motorcycle left the roadway.
According to the OHP, Donnelly was eastbound on the interstate at mile marker 80. He ran off the roadway to the left and traveled 102 feet before overturning. He was thrown 75 feet, the report states.
Donnelly was not wearing a helmet. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Custer County Sheriff's Office, Weatherford Police and Fire, and Sinor EMS assisted on the scene.
The OHP also worked an injury crash near Elk City.
Two Woodward teenagers were injured in a single vehicle crash Sunday just south of town near the golf course.
Dakota Taylor, 17, was driving a 2000 Ford pickup northbound on State Highway 6 at 3:26 p.m. when he and a passenger ran off the right side of the road. Kalie Pierce, 18, was transported by helicopter to OU Medical Center with leg and internal trunk injuries. She was listed in critical but stable condition.
Taylor was treated and released from Great Plains Regional Medical Center.
According to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, the driver was distracted, ran off the road and struck a concrete guard rail. The truck rode the top of the guard rail for about 181 feet and then overturned, coming to rest on its top.
Both were wearing seat belts.
The OHP was assisted on the scene by Elk City Police, Elk City Fire and Rescue and Air Evac.