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Another fatality

Sixth in this area since December 2


The Oklahoma Highway Patrol investigated yet another fatality traffic accident in this area early Monday morning.

The OHP said a 2002 Ford Van driven by Gabriel Williams, 18, of Oklahoma City rolled 3 1/2 times, ejecting three passengers and pinning Williams.

Williams was pronounced dead at the scene. He was pinned in the vehicle for 1 hour and 30 minutes before being extricated by the Goldsby Fire Department.

Anthony Greco, 18, of Oklahoma City and two 17-year-old males (names withheld) were all ejected from the van.

Greco was admitted to OU Medical in fair condition. One of the 17-year-olds was admitted in critical condition at OU Medical. The other 17-year-old was admitted to Norman’s Porter Hospital in critical condition.

Another passenger was treated and released in Norman.

That fatality was the sixth in this area since December 2.

The accident was investigated by five OHP Troopers. Assisting them at the scene was the McClain County Sheriff’s Department, Lighthorse Police Department, EMSTAT and ODOT.

Trooper May reported the driver, “was apparently sleepy and inattentive. Vehicle 1 departed the roadway to the left, over corrected and departed the roadway to the right, rolled 3 1/2 times ejecting passenger 2, passenger 3 and passenger 4.

“The driver and passenger 1 were using their seat belts,” the trooper said.


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