A Vinita teen-ager was killed when the car he was a passenger in
ran off the side of a Mayes County road. The latest death brought
the Labor Day holiday weekend fatality total to at least eight.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Albert F. Goforth Jr., 16, was
partially ejected from the pickup truck in Monday's crash. The
driver was not injured.
The truck went off the road near Langley, struck a tree and
rolled over, troopers said. People at the scene lifted the vehicle
to get Goforth out, the patrol said.
Troopers said only the driver was wearing a seat belt.
The eight deaths on state roads compared with seven for the same
period last year.
"It was a pretty safe weekend," patrol Lt. Stewart Meyer said.
No drownings or boating accidents were reported.