The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports two drivers died and another person was injured in a three-vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday along Hwy 3, about five miles north of Earlsboro in Pottawatomie County.
On Wednesday, August 11, just after 8a.m. emergency crews were called out to the crash.
The intersection is near Crows Farm Market and Fairview Baptist Church.
Investigators say a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup truck, driven by 44-year-old Jason Prine, was heading eastbound on Hwy 3 when the truck crossed the center line.
The accident occurred on Hwy 3, just west of Valleyview Road.
Troopers reported a 2016 Chevy Express van was being driven westbound by Emily A. Gragg, 27, of Wewoka, and a 2019 Buick Envision, driven by Bell, also was westbound while a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup, driven by Prine, was eastbound.
The patrol’s report shows Prine’s pickup crossed the center line and struck the van on the driver’s side, then Prine swerved back into his lane, with the OHP reporting he was overcorrecting and crossing the center line when he struck Bell’s Buick head-on.
Tragically, officials say Prine and Bell were both pronounced dead at the scene.
At this point, authorities are investigating what caused Prine to cross the center line.
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