Man, 3-year-old killed in separate accidents


Monday, July 14th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Two people were killed on Oklahoma roads this weekend.

One man was killed and 13 people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 35.

Three vehicles, including a van carrying seven children, were involved in wreck near Guthrie Saturday.

A 56-year-old unidentified Wayne man was dead at the scene, troopers said.

The wreck happened about 6:30 p.m. on I-35 and Waterloo Road in Logan County.

Susan Haymond, 39, of Pawnee, and Ralph Haymond, 51, also of Pawnee, were traveling south on I-35 when Susan Haymond lost control of her car and hit another southbound car driven by Shennena Adams, 20, Park City, Kan.

Both cars crossed the median into the northbound lanes, the patrol said.

Adams' car rolled twice, ejecting Eddie Hall, 37, of Park City, Kan. The Haymonds' car hit a van carrying seven children and three adults.

The van rolled one time, and the driver of the van was dead at the scene, the patrol said.

Two women and seven children traveling in the van were injured. Authorities did not release their names pending notification of next of kin.

Most of the children were listed in fair condition at local hospitals. A 5-year-old girl was in critical condition at OU Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday.

All the children are from Wichita, Kan.

In a separate accident, a 3-year-old girl was killed Sunday morning, troopers said.

Rylee Emery was killed when she and her mother were hit by an vehicle that had lost control during a collision on Oklahoma 10 in Cherokee County.

Emery's mother, 24-year-old Rebecca Ann Emery, was critically injured after a crash sent a vehicle hurtling into the parking lot of Peyton's Place, a hotel and boat rental business near Tahlequah.

The crash began at about 10:20 a.m. when a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by 21-year-old David Robert Adair, of Norman, turned left from a southbound lane of the highway in front of a northbound 2001 Buick Regal, driven by Yuhui Jin Pulse.

The Buick struck the Tahoe, sending the car into the parking lot, where it struck a parked vehicle before the mother and child.

Rylee died at St. Francis Hospital where her mother is also hospitalized.

No one else was injured.