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October 25, 2013

Three killed, one hurt in wreck

Woodward, Okla. — Three people died and another was hospitalized in a 2-vehicle wreck south of Fort Supply on Thursday night, said the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Billy Jade Lowry, 26, of Woodward, Katie Leann Peeples, 22, of Woodward, and 6-month old Aries Jade Lowry of Woodward were all pronounced dead at the scene, said the OHP in its report. All 3 victims had head and trunk internal injuries, the OHP said.

Don Witman, 60, of Vici, was taken by mediflight to St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Enid and admitted with head and leg injuries in stable condition.

According to the patrol report, Witman was going north in his pickup on U. S. Highway 183 and Lowry was going south in a Honda - Peeples and Aries Lowry were passengers in Lowry's vehicle. The report said the Honda apparently crossed the center line and hit the pickup head on.

The OHP said the pickup rolled one-quarter time and ended up on its side. Witman was pinned for approximately 50 minutes before being extricated by Woodward firefighters.

Lowry and Peeples were also pinned and extricated by firefighters, the report said.

The OHP said Witman was wearing a seatbelt, while Lowry and his passengers' seatbelts were not in use.

The accident was investigated by Trooper Mike Fike with assistance from other troopers. Woodward Fire and EMS and Fort Supply Fire Department also responded as did the Woodward County Sheriff's Department.

The accident happened around 9:40 p.m. about 3.8 miles south of Fort Supply on U. S. Highway 183.

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