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July 19, 2008

Separate accidents claim three

Train, motorcycle, car involved in crashes

Three men were killed in three separate accidents over the weekend, with one involving a train.

A Purcell man is dead after being struck by a train, according to Associated Press reports.

A dispatcher for the McClain County Sheriff's Office said 21-year-old Joby Green-Tinker was killed early Saturday morning when he was hit by a train.

Officials said Green-Tinker was walking on or near the train tracks about 3:25 a.m. when he was hit by a passing train.

The incident remains under investigation.

David Davenport, 40, of Wayne, was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-car crash early Saturday morning in McClain County, Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers said.

The crash occurred on Oklahoma Highway 59 in Rosedale when Davenport's 2003 Nissan ran off the roadway, overcorrected and veered out of control, going off the roadway again and striking an embankment, the patrol said.

The car rolled several times landing about 300 feet off the roadway in a pasture. Troopers said Davenport was not wearing a seat belt.

OHP Troopers were assisted by the McClain County Sheriff's Department and Wadley's EMS.

Domm Dewayne Garrett II, 17, of Dibble, was killed Saturday when his motorcycle ran off Oklahoma Highway 74 just east of Southeast 36th Street in McClain County. His 2006 Kawasaki flipped end over end several times.

Garrett suffered internal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

The accident was worked by OHP Troopers from the AR attachment, with assistance from the McClain County Sheriff's Department.

The number of traffic-related fatalities on Oklahoma roadways this year continues to trail the 2007 rate, but July is proving more deadly than last year.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported Saturday 362 people have died in traffic accidents so far this year, compared to 383 during the same time in 2007.

But traffic deaths are up so far in July. The patrol reports 36 people have died on Oklahoma roadways so far this month, compared to 27 during July of 2007.

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