The Woodward News

Local News

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.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Enrollment dates set for schools

    With school quickly approaching, it is time to get your enrollment information in and Woodward Public Schools have set their enrollment and other key dates.

    July 30, 2014

  • Marijuana petition attracting signatures

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Medical marijuana may be the state’s newest gateway drug — to voting.

    July 30, 2014

  • Glow run scheduled in Alva

    ALVA--A popular new trend in running is coming to Woods County.

    July 30, 2014

  • Boy, 7, drowns in weekend accident

    A seven-year-old boy died over the weekend when he fell into a swimming pool at a private residence in the Wheatridge addition, according to Woodward police reports.

    July 29, 2014

  • Commission OKs grader financing

    Monday morning in their weekly meeting, Woodward County Commissioners approved the financing on a new John Deere motor grader and discussed in detail the upcoming County Officers and Deputies Association meeting the county will host this October.

    July 29, 2014

  • Deal reached to improve veterans' health care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    July 29, 2014

  • Western Plains sets school supplies drive

     As the beginning of the school year approaches, so does the need for new school supplies.

    July 29, 2014

  • Area woman recovering from West Nile

    It wasn’t too many years ago when West Nile Virus was a scary word everyone hoped never happened to them and most of the time, that was true.

    July 27, 2014

  • Dedication set for art pieces

    Woodward’s collection of public art pieces will grow by two this week.

    July 27, 2014

  • ‘Support YOUR Cause Tour’ making stop in Woodward

    A musician is looking to raise $5,000 at an upcoming local concert.
    But Scott Helmer isn't raising the money for himself.  He is hoping to collect money to help support the Woodward Arts Theatre.

    July 26, 2014