Three die in separate accidents in Logan County

Sunday, January 13th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) _ Two people were killed when the car in which they were riding collided with a 111-car freight train, one of two fatal accidents in Logan County on Saturday, authorities said.

The victims in the first wreck, a 23-year-old woman from Malaysia and a 21-year-old woman from Albania, were pronounced dead at the scene of the 10:48 a.m. accident just west of Broadway, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. No one on the train was hurt.

Troopers believe the car was headed west on a Logan County road when the vehicle stopped on the railroad tracks and was struck. The impact threw one of the women through the window about 16 feet and carried the vehicle about 89 feet, troopers said.

The names of the victims were withheld pending notification of next of kin.

In the second accident, a 4-month-old Crescent girl was killed when the vehicle in which she was riding collided with other vehicles on Oklahoma Highway 74, troopers said.

Emilee McKay was taken to the University of Oklahoma Medical Center and then to Children's Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 6:06 p.m., the patrol said.

Troopers believe the GMC Jimmy in which Emilee McKay was riding was headed south on the highway, along with two other vehicles, including a Chevy Tahoe. The Tahoe collided with the GMC Jimmy when the two tried to pass the other car and both vehicles overturned.

Robert McKay, 18, who was driving the sport utility vehicle carrying Emilee McKay, was pinned in the wreckage for 45 minutes and the infant was thrown about 51 feet, troopers said. McKay, and 16-year-old Adrienne McKay, a passenger in the vehicle, were both in serious condition at University of Oklahoma Medical Center.

The relationship between the three was not immediately known.

The driver of the Tahoe was not hurt, and the other vehicle left the scene.