Four die on Oklahoma roadways


Friday, July 5th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


(Undated-AP) -- Four people die in separate crashes on Oklahoma roadways over the Independence Day holiday.

An 18-year-old Hobart man was killed after he lost control of the pickup truck he was driving and it ran off a Kiowa County road and flipped. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Joshua Blake Smith was pinned under the truck for 25 minutes and died of head and internal injuries late last night.

In LeFlore County, a 22-year-old Monroe man was killed after he was struck by a car on State Highway 83 near Poteau. Troopers say Donnie R. Riggs was standing in the middle of the road about 11:30 p-m last night.

In Delaware County, the driver of a pickup truck was killed after running off a county road and hitting a tree just after midnight.

And in Rogers County, a 52-year-old Claremore woman died after the car she was driving struck a four-wheeled, all-terrain vehicle yesterday.

Troopers say the four-wheeler pulled around a third vehicle that was at a stop sign.

Carolyn Joy Klaus died about 9:50 a.m. yesterday morning.