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OHP seeking public’s help identifying crash victim

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OHP are asking for the identification of this man, tentatively identified as John Tallbear, and his wife OHP are asking for the identification of this man, tentatively identified as John Tallbear, and his wife
three people are dead including a child after a head-on bus crash. three people are dead including a child after a head-on bus crash.

BOWLEGS, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is seeking the public's help identifying the passenger of a vehicle involved in a deadly collision Friday night. An SUV and a Konawa school bus crashed head on, killing 2 people in the SUV and a student on the school bus. It happened around 7:15 on US 377 approximately one mile south of Bowlegs in Seminole County.

OHP investigators have tentatively identified the driver of the SUV as John Tallbear, pending confirmation from the Medical Examiner's Office. But investigators do not have any leads on the female passenger in his vehicle.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a child was among three people killed in a head-on crash involving a school bus.

A patrol report says the crash occurred just after 7:15 p.m. Friday on U.S. 377 near Bowlegs, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Oklahoma City. A girl on the bus was killed, along with two people in an SUV.

The Konawa school district's website says the girl was one of six Junior High softball players returning home from a game. Five other girls on the bus and the bus driver were treated and released from area hospitals.

No names or ages have been released.

The patrol's report says crash occurred when the southbound bus collided with the northbound SUV that was passing another vehicle. Both vehicles then burst into flames.

They're asking anyone who knows who Tallbear might have been with in the days leading up to the crash, to call Troop D headquarters at 918-423-3636.

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