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Several Fatal Accidents in Oklahoma During Holiday
At least four fatality accidents have occurred in Oklahoma this holiday weekend. The latest happened in Caddo County just before 11 p. m. Friday night, when a driver apparently fell asleep. The vehicle left the road and hit a barbed wire fence then came to rest upside down after ejecting the passenger, 17-year-old Sabrina Birch of Gracemont, approximately 30 feet. Birch was transported to an area hospital where she later died.
Other fatal accidents were reported earlier this week in Payne County when a driver left the roadway after avoiding a deer. The passenger in that vehicle 77-year-old Drew Weldon of Stillwater was transported to the hospital but later died. In Wagoner and Greer Counties two motorcyclists died, one after failing to negotiate a curve on the cycle and the other after an accident involving a pickup truck.
Posted: Saturday, November 24 2012, 12:39 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Tornado watch issued for western, central Oklahoma
May 18, 2013 22:57 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A tornado watch is in effect for western and central Oklahoma.
The weather system brought severe thunderstorms to the Altus and Clinton areas, as well as Harper County late Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of rotation as evening approached but the tornado watch lasts until 11 p.m. Saturday.
The dangerous weather is forecast to continue into Sunday night as the system progresses to the east.
The tornado watch area Saturday stretched from eastern edge of the Panhandle to include the Oklahoma City area.
Forecasters warn that the system could also bring large hail.
The National Weather Service in Norman reports tennis ball-size hail along U.S. 62 near the border of Harmon and Jackson counties in the state's far southwest.
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