Five Oklahomans, including a Newalla woman, have been killed in
separate automobile accidents, authorities said.
Teresa Gay Barton, 44, died about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday when her
car left the Harrah-Newalla Road east of Norman, struck a culvert
and overturned three times. Ms. Barton was not wearing a seat belt,
the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.
The patrol said Paul Cantwell, 23, of Duncan died about 1 p.m.
Wednesday when a pickup truck collided with his motorcycle on U.S.
81 just east of Duncan. The patrol said the driver of the truck,
80-year-old William Parris of Ringling, was attempting to turn left
and pulled into the path of the motorcycle.
Oklahoma City police said Suzanne French, 30, of Fort Cobb died
early Wednesday morning when her car left Oklahoma 62 and hit an
iron fence and utility pole. She was ejected from the car.
The patrol said Joseph M. Willis, 31, of Ringling died about 11
p.m. Wednesday when his pickup truck left a Jefferson County road
west of Ringling, hit a drainage ditch embankment and overturned
twice. Willis was pinned beneath the wreckage for more than two
In Arkansas, Earl W. Burrows was killed when his pickup truck
went off a road in Crawford County, struck an embankment and
overturned, Arkansas State Police said.
Burrows, 48, was southbound on Arkansas 59 near the Washington
County line early Tuesday morning when his truck went off the left
side of the road, a police report said.
The accident occurred about 12:30 a.m.