Traffic Accidents Kill Five In Oklahoma

Saturday, October 14th 2006, 7:36 am
By: News On 6

At least five people, including an elderly man and his daughter, were killed in separate accidents on Oklahoma roads, authorities said.

Daniel England, 82, was driving north on U.S. Highway 271 when his car ran off the road and struck a tree about 4:45 p.m. Friday near Clayton, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.

England's daughter, 40-year-old Marylin England, a passenger in the vehicle, also was killed. The victims, both Talihina residents, were pronounced dead at the scene, the patrol said.

In Payne County, a Wichita, Kan., man died when his car collided with a pickup truck on Oklahoma Highway 51 about 4 p.m.

Nabil Seyam, 45, suffered head and internal injuries and was pronounced dead at Stillwater Medical Center, the patrol said.

Seyam's Nissan was in the outside eastbound lane of the highway and the truck was traveling in the inside lane, when the Nissan made a left turn across both lanes and was struck by the pickup, the patrol said.

A passenger in Seyam's vehicle sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from the hospital. Neither the truck's driver, Kimberly Ann Coyner, nor a passenger were hurt, troopers said.

An 87-year-old Ada man died at an Atoka hospital after his vehicle ran off Oklahoma Highway 43 near Stringtown around 4:15 p.m., the patrol said.

Dean M. Leighton was driving west on the highway when the car left the road, struck a fence and traveled another 1,028 feet before coming to rest in a creek bed.

Leighton, who had a heart condition, was pronounced dead at Atoka Memorial Hospital, the patrol said.

In Moore, a Norman woman was killed when her vehicle collided with another car on Eastern Avenue around noon, police said.

Officers believe the 17-year-old driver of a Trans Am lost control of his vehicle, crossed into the northbound lane of Eastern, and struck Mary Louetta Evers head-on.

Evers, 82, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

The teenager, whose name wasn't released, was transported to Norman Regional Hospital, but his injuries don't appear to be life-threatening, police said.