Two men die in separate crashes Sunday
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Monday, April 23, 2012
4/23/12 at 5:37 AM
Two men died in separate vehicle crashes Sunday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.
Killed were Christopher Robinette, 27, of Ketchum, and Matthew Steven Hulsey, 19, of Broken Arrow.
Hulsey died in a single-vehicle crash near 337th East Avenue and 71st Street, east of Broken Arrow in Wagoner County.
The 2002 Jeep he was driving west veered off 71st Street to the right for an unknown reason, troopers said. His vehicle overcorrected to the left and rolled one and a half times about 4:50 p.m., troopers said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene due to head injuries.
He was not wearing a seat belt, an OHP report states. The cause of the wreck was attributed to unsafe speeds.
Robinette was killed and two others were hospitalized in a two-vehicle collision in Craig County on Sunday morning.
Robinette was pronounced dead at the scene, which was four miles north of Ketchum, around 9:40 a.m.
He was driving a 1991 Dodge Dakota north on a county road when it was struck by a second Dodge pickup that troopers said failed to yield.
Passengers Michael Robinette, 51, of Joplin, Mo., and Clinton J. Tush, 20, of Baxter Springs, Kan., were transported to a Joplin hospital by helicopter. Michael Robinette was treated and released, and Tush, who suffered head injuries, was admitted in stable condition.
Blake James Harmon, 17, of Afton, was driving the other pickup east when his vehicle struck the front of Robinette's pickup, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. He was not injured, troopers said.
Harmon was wearing a seat belt, and the other men were not wearing seat belts, troopers said.
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