3 people killed in crash near Panola

Wednesday, July 24th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Panola-AP) -- Three people are dead following a fiery, four car crash near Panola in southeast Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Ronnie Sumpter of Red Oak, George Harris of Fanshawe and Rhonda Kay Howard of Poteau died in Tuesday's crash.

Troopers say a westbound dump truck driven by James Clark of Hartshorne crossed the center line of U-S Highway 270 while on a bridge.

The truck crashed head-on into an eastbound pickup carrying Sumpter and Harris, then pushed the pickup into the eastbound car driven by Howard.

The three vehicles then caught fire.

Troopers say Clark was not injured.