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Victims identified in fatal Ada highway crash

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Two people died in a crash on State Highway 3W northwest of Ada. (KTEN) Two people died in a crash on State Highway 3W northwest of Ada. (KTEN)
State Highway 3W was closed for more than three hours following the fatal accident. (KTEN) State Highway 3W was closed for more than three hours following the fatal accident. (KTEN)
Troopers said the driver of this SUV crossed the center line on a highway near Ada and struck two other cars. (KTEN) Troopers said the driver of this SUV crossed the center line on a highway near Ada and struck two other cars. (KTEN)

PONTOTOC COUNTY, Okla. -- Two people were killed Tuesday afternoon in a three-vehicle accident on State Highway 3W  in front of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation Division 3 headquarters.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said eastbound and westbound lanes of the road were closed for almost three-and-a-half hours between County Road 3522 and County Road 3520 following the 1 p.m. crash.

The highway narrows from four lanes to two near the site of the crash about 4 miles northwest of downtown Ada.

Investigators said an eastbound Nissan Pathfire sport utility vehicle driven by 71-year-old Judy Miller of Ada crossed the center line and hit a Kia Spectra sedan head-on.

A Kia Sedona minivan then hit Miller's vehicle as it spun out of control.

Two passengers in the Spectra -- Lynda Kaonohi, 69, and Tina Allen, 37 -- were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, Donald Disney, 48, was airlifted to an Oklahoma City hospital in serious condition. All were Coalgate residents.

Miller was also airlifted to an Oklahoma City hospital, where she was reported in serious condition.

The driver and two passengers in the minivan were treated for minor injuries and released.

"It's the same thing we talk about all the time on State Highway 3W: We're having a lot of people losing their lives on it, and most of the time the collisions are caused by being left-of-center," Highway Patrol Lt. Brett Sayre said.

There have been three previous fatal accidents in the same vicinity this year leaving five people dead.

"Most of the time ... it's because people are inattentive driving, which goes back to cell phones or distractions inside or outside the car," Sayre said. "Please pay attention... it's the left-of-center that's killing everybody."

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