Separate crashes fatal to Wagoner, Claremore motorists
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Friday, February 08, 2013
2/08/13 at 6:04 AM
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol responded to two fatal collisions in northeastern Oklahoma on Wednesday evening.
Yvette Wolf, 32, of Wagoner and Charlie Bird, 67, of Claremore were killed in separate crashes.
Wolf was driving a 2002 Ford two-door car south on U.S. 69 in Wagoner County about 7:40 p.m. when, for an unknown reason, the car drove into oncoming traffic and under the trailer of a 2012 Kenworth tractor-trailer rig, troopers said.
Wolf was pronounced dead at the scene a half-mile south of Wagoner, troopers said.
The truck's driver, Peter S. Watts of Forestdale, Md., and his passenger, Michael D. Wright of Las Vegas, were not injured, according to an accident report.
Bird was trying to turn east from Rogers County Road 420 onto Oklahoma 20 about 8:20 p.m. when his 2011 Chevrolet Malibu was struck by a westbound Dodge Durango, the OHP said.
Bird apparently failed to yield at a stop sign, according to the report. He died at the scene.
Misty Kay Edwards-Matheso, 40, and Beverlee Caraway, 12, both of Claremore - the Durango's occupants - were treated at Claremore Regional Hospital and released, troopers said.
Everyone involved in both collisions was wearing a seat belt.