Two killed in Mayes County crash


Sunday, October 23rd 2005, 12:23 pm
By: News On 6


LOCUST GROVE, Okla. (AP) -- A second victim has been identified following a double fatality crash on a Mayes County road.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 38-year-old Susan Martindale of Tulsa was a passenger in a car that overturned Saturday morning three miles south of Locust Grove.

She died shortly after she was taken to the Mayes County Medical Center.

The driver, 37-year-old Brian Wheeler of Tulsa, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers say their vehicle was west bound when it ran off the right side of the county road, overcorrected, ran off the left side and overturned twice. The vehicle came to rest on the driver's side.

Wheeler was ejected nine feet from the car. Martindale was ejected 12 feet. The patrol says they weren't wearing seat belts.