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OHP: Rock that killed elderly sisters fell from this truck

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The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said a large rock fell from this truck on March 26, 2019, killing two elderly sisters in a passing SUV. (OHP) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said a large rock fell from this truck on March 26, 2019, killing two elderly sisters in a passing SUV. (OHP)

GARVIN COUNTY, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has released new images showing the truck that was involved in an incident that led to the deaths of two elderly sisters last week.

The 18-wheeler was identified in surveillance video by a sign on the cab.  Dash cam footage shows a trooper pulling over the driver, identified as Billy Melson of Pauls Valley, for running a red light.

The sisters -- 89-year-old Wanda Oliver and 83-year-old Flora Perkins, both from Pauls Valley -- were killed when a large rock fell from the truck on March 26 and crashed through the windshield of a sport utility vehicle they were passengers in.

The incident happened on US 77 near Kimberlin Road, north of Pauls Valley.

Investigators said Melson failed to secure the load of his trailer. He apparently kept driving because he was not aware that the rock had tumbled from the bed of his trailer.

The Garvin County District Attorney's office will determine if Melson will face charges after it gets a full report from OHP.

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