The Woodward News

December 22, 2013

Man killed in one-vehicle accident


Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — An Arkansas man died in a one-vehicle accident on US Highway 183 Saturday afternoon.

Christian Manuel Meji-Reyes, 31, of Hot Springs, Ark. was pronounced dead at the Seiling hospital, said the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Meji-Reyes was one of several passengers in a van driven by Antonio Lopez, 46, of Hot Springs.

Lopez and four other passengers were treated and released at the Seiling hospital and another passenger, Miguel Angel Aguilar Villegas, was taken from Seiling to St. Mary's Hospital in Enid and admitted in stable condition with trunk internal injuries.

According to the OHP report, Lopez was going southeast on US 183 when he lost control of the vehicle, entered into a broadside, left the road on the right and overturned 3/4 times. One passenger was ejected.

The cause of the collision is under investigation but there was freezing rain at the time.

The accident happened .3 miles northwest of the Dewey County line in Major County just after 1 p.m.

In a separate accident in Major County later Saturday afternoon, 2 people were admitted to the Woodward Regional Hospital with injuries, the OHP said.

Terry Gilbert Schuster Jr., 33, of Amarillo and Danny Davis Jouette II, 24, of Amarillo, were listed in stable condition with various injuries, the OHP said.

According to the OHP report, Schuster was driving his pickup west on US 412 when he lost control of the vehicle on the ice. The pickup went off the road to the right, struck a tree, then rolled one and a quarter time down into a 30-foot ravine.

Both the driver and passenger were pinned for over an hour before being freed by the Waynoka and Fairview fire departments, the OHP said.

The wreck happened at 2:30 p.m. a little over 3 miles west of the US 412/281 junction in Major County.