Two Killed In Single-Car Accidents

Sunday, September 16th 2007, 7:13 pm
By: News On 6

UNDATED (AP) -- Two people are dead following single vehicle accidents in Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 19-year-old Falisha McDonald of Fort Smith, Ark., died in an accident Saturday night north east of Roland.

Troopers say a pickup truck she was a passenger crossed a bridge on a country road, slid and overturned, rolling several times and ejecting McDonald. Troopers say she wasn't wearing a seat belt.

In the other accident, the patrol says 36-year-old Melody Hawkins of Tulsa died about 10 p.m. Saturday night.

The car she was driving in Creek County left the right side of the road, hitting a fence and then a tree. The car rolled several times, ejecting both Hawkins and her passenger.

Hawkins later died at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. The passenger is expected to survive. Troopers say neither was wearing a seat belt.