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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
Tulsa agencies assisting in Moore recovery
May 22, 2013 07:50 GMT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The city of Tulsa is sending a contingent of workers to help with the recovery in Moore, including its coordinator for grants.
The city said Tuesday that the Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency deputy director and the city's finance and grants coordinator are helping with communication efforts.
At the request of emergency managers, the city sent an urban search and rescue team to help with the search at Plaza Towers Elementary School, which collapsed in the tornado.
The Tulsa police sent an incident management team to assist as needed at Moore.
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