Grove woman killed in sports car-pickup crash
BY JERRY WOFFORD World Staff Writer
Friday, December 14, 2012
A Grove woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Mayes County on Friday afternoon, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
Frankie Jean Smith, 65, was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.
Smith was a passenger in a 1999 Mitsubishi Spyder driven by Donald Smith, 67, also of Grove.
Troopers said the westbound car entered the eastbound lane of U.S. Scenic Highway 412 on a curve about a mile east of Locust Grove and collided with a 1995 Chevrolet pickup about 4:45 p.m. It was raining at the time, the OHP reported.
Donald Smith had head and internal injuries and was taken by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa in fair condition, troopers said.
The pickup driver, Ronald Merrel, 61, of Locust Grove, had internal and arm injuries and was taken to the same hospital, troopers said. His condition was not available.
Troopers attributed the collision to unsafe speed on a wet road.
Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt except Donald Smith, who was ejected from the sports car, the OHP reported.