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Four dead in two southern Oklahoma crashes

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Four people died in two separate highway accidents in southern Oklahoma on Saturday morning.

The first crash, in Pontotoc County, involved three vehicles on State Highway 3W  shortly before 2 a.m.

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety said a westbound Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Richard Campbell, 53, of Midwest City, crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a GMC pickup driven by 56-year-old Dathan Lane of Asher. 

Campbell's vehicle rolled a number of times, ejecting of of two passengers and hitting a third vehicle, a Ford F-150 pickup truck.

Campbell and Asher were pronounced dead at the scene along with the ejected passenger in Campbell's vehicle, identified as 51-year-old Timothy Campbell of Newalla. He was pinned in the wreckage for three hours.

A 16-year-old in Campbell's truck was airlifted to an Oklahoma City hospital for treatment of a leg injury. The driver of the F-150 suffered leg and arm injuries and was taken to an Ada hospital for treatment.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The second fatal accident happened in Choctaw County shortly before 9 a.m. on U.S. 70, 1 mile east of Soper.

The DPS said a Cadillac SUV driven by 76-year-old Tommie Ann Scott of Soper went to the left of the center line and the driver apparently lost control trying to make a correction. The vehicle struck a utility pole and rolled. Scott -- who was not wearing a seat belt -- was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of this crash has not yet been determined.

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