Tulsan, teen die in motorcycle crashes
BY Staff Reports
Monday, June 16, 2008
6/16/08 at 2:24 AM
Two people died in unrelated motorcycle crashes on Saturday night.
A 51-year-old Tulsan died after exiting U.S. 169 and hitting a streetlight about 10:30 p.m.
Tulsa police had not released the man's name Sunday night pending family notification.
While headed north on the highway on his 1989 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, the man veered off the 21st Street exit, striking the pole.
There were no witnesses, said Tulsa Police Department Sgt. Jeff Cealka.
After a preliminary investigation, the cause of the crash is unclear, Cealka said. A preliminary report on the crash did not indicate if the man was wearing a helmet.
Earlier Saturday, a Mustang teen was killed about 6 p.m. on a section of rough road in McClain County.
Ryley W. Currey, 19, was riding a 2002 Kawasaki ZXJ motorcycle along May Avenue in Dibble when he drove over a stretch of bumpy road and lost control of the vehicle.
Currey was traveling at a high speed and ran off the road, hit a tree and was thrown from the motorcycle, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
He was wearing a helmet, but died at the scene, OHP said.
Dibble is about 40 miles south of Oklahoma City.