OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says at least
seven people are dead after a head-on collision near the town of
Elmwood in the Oklahoma Panhandle.
OHP Capt. Chris West says a Chevrolet Suburban traveled left of
center along Highway 412 early Wednesday and slammed head-on into a
van. West says early reports indicate both drivers were killed,
along with five others. He says the accident is still being
investigated, but that the Suburban was traveling at a high rate of
Elmwood is located in Beaver County in the Oklahoma Panhandle,
less than 10 miles from the Texas state line.
Both lanes of Highway 412 were closed at 6:20 a.m. and traffic
was rerouted onto county roads.