Nine deaths on Oklahoma roadways


Tuesday, December 7th 2004, 6:18 am
By: News On 6


McALESTER, Okla. (AP) _ Nine people died on Oklahoma roadways this weekend, including four in separate double-fatality accidents and three in another collision, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.

Martin Stump, 47, and Christina Morgan, 41, both of Wichita, Kan., were killed in a head-on collision on Interstate 35 at Guthrie just before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, the OHP said.

Morgan was a passenger in a car that Stump was driving northbound when a southbound car driven by Michael Antony Cortes, 16, of Guthrie crossed the median into northbound lanes and collided with Stump's car, troopers said.

A man and his grandson died Sunday afternoon after their vehicle was hit by a pickup truck that crossed the center line on Oklahoma 99.

Troopers said Andrew Davis of Bowlegs died at the scene of the accident after being pinned in his vehicle for nearly 40 minutes.

Nine-year-old Deakota Joshua was also pronounced dead at the scene after being trapped in the vehicle for an hour and 20 minutes.

The two were killed when a pickup traveling eastbound traveled left of center hitting Davis' vehicle at about 1:30 p.m.

Officials believe the driver of the pickup truck may have been under the influence of drugs.

A head-on crash on U.S. 270 near Alderson, just south of McAlester, claimed the lives of Autumn Hernandez, 21, of Gowen, Zachary Suggs, 19, of Lamar, Mo., and Noa Corona of McAlester, 28, shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday, according to the OHP.