Motorcyclist, Jeep driver killed in separate crashes
BY Staff Reports
Monday, January 28, 2013
1/28/13 at 6:11 AM
Two people died in vehicle crashes Saturday night and early Sunday, authorities said.
Killed were John Akin, 43, of Broken Arrow, and Bobby Clyde Lambert, 58, of Powderly, Texas.
Akin died when his motorcycle collided with a truck at the intersection of 41st Street and Peoria Avenue in Tulsa, police said.
About 1:25 a.m. Sunday, a truck was exiting a Kum & Go parking lot when Akin's approaching northbound motorcycle collided with the rear of the truck, police said.
Investigators believe Akin laid the bike down in an attempt to avoid the truck but slid into the back of the truck, police said.
No citations were issued at the scene. Akin was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, police said.
Lambert was killed in a single-vehicle crash in McCurtain County on Saturday evening, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.
Lambert was traveling west on U.S. 70 just east of Millerton about 12 miles northwest of Idabel about 6:40 p.m. when his 1997 Jeep went out of control. The vehicle rolled into a ditch and then struck a barbed-wire fence before the vehicle came to a stop after it flipped three and three-quarter times, OHP said.
According to the accident report, Lambert, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, OHP said.
The cause of the accident is under investigation, troopers said.
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