Two Oklahoma women die in separate auto crashes
BY Staff Reports
Friday, December 07, 2012
12/27/12 at 12:18 PM
Updated story: Sand Springs police revise the report in a crash that killed Nita Marie Roden.
A Tulsa woman and a Muskogee woman were killed in separate crashes Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
Dead are Nita Marie Roden, 43, of Tulsa and Tiffany Borovetz, 30, of Muskogee.
Roden was driving west on West 41st Street in Sand Springs in a 2000 Chevrolet Cobalt when her car veered left into oncoming traffic near 73rd West Avenue around 6:55 a.m., said Mike Carter, assistant police chief for the Sand Springs Police Department. Roden's car struck an eastbound car, causing a second eastbound vehicle to crash into the first, he said.
The other drivers' injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.
All drivers were wearing seat belts, police said.
Borovetz died and five passengers in her 1995 Chevrolet were injured when her 1995 Chevrolet veered off to the right for an unknown reason on the Muskogee Turnpike while heading north just before 5 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle flipped six times before coming to rest on its wheels, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.
Borovetz was wearing a seat belt, the OHP said.
Clara Chaplin, 42, a passenger in the vehicle was transported to St. John Medical Center with head, arm and leg injuries. She was wearing a seat belt, troopers said.
Quentin Chaplin, 23, was also taken to St. John.
He is listed in critical condition with head, arm and internal injuries, troopers said. He was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, troopers said.
Dillion Borovetz, 9, Jordan Borovetz, 13, and Christopher Crutchfield, 7, were admitted to St. Francis Medical Center, where they were listed in critical condition.
Crutchfield was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected. Dillion and Jordan Borovetz were wearing seat belts, troopers said.
The cause of the crash is under investigation, troopers said.
Original Print Headline: Two women die in separate auto crashes
A wrecker truck removes the last of three wrecked vehicles from an accident scene that resulted in at least one death on West 41st Street just east of Oklahoma 97 in Sand Springs on Thursday. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World