Tulsa, Locust Grove men die in weekend traffic accidents
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
1/01/13 at 6:13 AM
Two men died and several other people were injured in two wrecks over the weekend.
Mark A. Cozad, 24, of Locust Grove, was killed in a fiery pickup crash on Sunday. Johnathan D. West, 25, of Tulsa died in a Tulsa crash Saturday night.
Cozad was pronounced dead at a crash scene on Mayes County Road 590 west of County Road 442, two miles south and one mile east of Locust Grove, according to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol news release.
He was driving a 1994 Ford F150 pickup east when the truck left the road on a curve, struck a tree and caught fire, troopers said. It is unknown whether Cozad was wearing a seat belt.
Passengers David A. Jackson, 25, and Elizabeth A. Hoskins, 20, both of Locust Grove, were taken to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. They were not wearing seat belts, according to the report.
The cause of the wreck is listed as unsafe speed on a curve.
West was one of two passengers in a small, white car that swerved into oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle near 63rd Street and Peoria Avenue around 11:30 p.m., police said.
Both drivers were taken to area hospitals. The driver of the white car was admitted to St. Francis Hospital in critical condition, and the other driver was "not seriously injured," Sgt. Mark Mears said Sunday.
Another passenger in the white car fled the scene on foot.
Original Print Headline: Weekend road accidents cause deaths of two men