Deadly 24 hours on Oklahoma roads


Thursday, July 25th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6



At least six people died in traffic-related accidents in Oklahoma, including three people killed early Thursday on the Lake Hefner Expressway in Oklahoma City.

Police said the triple-fatality accident happened about 3 a.m. when a car carrying four people clipped another car, went out of control and struck an abutment.

The names of the victims were not immediately available. The driver of each vehicle survived.

Also Thursday morning, an unidentified woman was struck by a vehicle and killed in northeast Oklahoma City.

A Chickasha man died late Wednesday in a motorcycle accident in the city limits.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Bart Williams, 35, was stopped by a Chickasha police officer for a traffic violation and possibly driving under the influence. After giving his driver's license and insurance form to the officer, Williams sped away.

As the officer pursued, Williams failed to negotiate a curve and the motorcycle hit a stop sign. Williams was thrown about 65 feet and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Also Wednesday night, a Stilwell man was killed when he was struck by a truck tractor while he walked in the westbound lane of Oklahoma 100 east of Stilwell.

The patrol identified the victim as David Gore, 19.