Wagoner man killed in Mayes County crash
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, World Staff Writer
Saturday, October 06, 2012
10/08/12 at 4:04 PM
Correction: A Sunday Tulsa World story incorrectly reported the details of a fatality crash Saturday in Mayes County. James Butler was driving east on U.S. 412, when his 2002 Hyundai Elantra was struck by a 2001 Dodge pickup driven south on a county road by Jacob Martin, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol report. Martin failed to yield at a yield sign, according to the report. Butler died at the scene. This story has been corrected.
A Wagoner man was killed in a two-vehicle wreck Saturday in Mayes County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
James Butler, 36, was driving a 2002 Hyundai Elantra east on U.S. 412 two miles west of Chouteau at 10:26 a.m. when his vehicle was struck by a 2001 Dodge pickup, according to an accident report.
Butler was pinned for an hour before being freed by Chouteau firefighters. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt, the report said.
Troopers said the accident happened when the driver of the pickup, Jacob Martin, 18, of Chouteau, failed to yield at a yield sign as he traveled south on a county road.
Martin's pickup overturned and came to rest on its top. He was treated for injuries at St. John Medical Center and later released.