MEAD — Four people were killed Sunday afternoon in a head-on collision on Highway 70 west of Mead, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.
According to an OHP report, a pickup truck driven by 47-year-old Richard Ardrey of Colbert crossed the center line and crashed into a pickup driven by 40-year-old Leonard Wiley Fly II of Yukon.
Ardrey was killed in the crash, along with his passenger, 37-year-old Matthew Kraemer of Colbert, according to OHP. Fly also died at the scene, along with his 14-year-old male passenger.
A 13-year-old boy in Fly’s truck was injured and taken to a hospital in Dallas, where he was listed in good condition at the time of the OHP report.
The names of the juveniles were not released.
Ardrey and Kraemer were wearing seat belts, according to a report by Trooper Steve Nabors, but not everyone was buckled up in Fly’s truck.
Highway 70 at Ranger Station Road east of the Roosevelt Bridge was closed for five hours and 20 minutes before reopening at 9:40 p.m. Sunday.
In other accidents, two people were injured in a crash Monday afternoon three miles east of Durant on Highway 70.
According to OHP, a sport-utility vehicle driven by Brenton Rucker, 23, Calera, pulled out of a private drive and into the path of a pickup driven by Chawnae MacNeil, 24, Calera.
MacNeil was taken to the Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma where she is listed in stable condition, according to OHP. Her husband, Harold MacNeil, 34, who was a passenger, also is listed in stable condition. Their 1-year-old daughter, Savannah MacNeil, was not injured.
Rucker and a passenger in his vehicle, Gary Laymon, 36, Lewisville, Texas, also were not injured.
All occupants wore seat belts and the child was in a safety seat, according to Trooper B.J. Keeling’s report.