Bristow woman killed in Creek County crash
BY CHASE COOK World Staff Writer
Friday, July 27, 2012
A Bristow woman was killed when the vehicle in which she was a passenger drifted off a highway and overturned Friday.
Diane Sue Holman, 59, was pinned in the Nissan sport utility vehicle after it drifted off U.S. 48 north of 61st Street in Creek County, struck a mailbox and tree, and came to rest on its roof about 1:45 p.m. Friday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
Holman was pinned for about 2 hours before being freed by the Mannford firefighters. She was not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene, troopers said.
The driver, Thomas Joe Holman, 64, of Bristow, was taken to a Tulsa-area hospital for treatment of an arm injury, the OHP reported. He also was not wearing a seat belt.
Troopers said he apparently fell asleep while driving the SUV, which was pulling a 16-foot two-axle trailer.