Two teens were killed in an early morning, single-vehicle accident near Tahlequah.
According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a truck holding eight people was traveling on Pettit Bay Road at a high rate of speed around 3:45 a.m. Saturday. The driver failed to stop at a stop sign and went into a broad slide, then struck a tree.
Five passengers were ejected from vehicle, four of which were riding in the bed of the truck.
Tahlequah residents Paul Blevins, Jr., 19, and Michael Rogers, 14, were both pronounced dead at the scene by Cherokee EMS.
An 18-year-old remains in critical condition at St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa.
The condition of the driver and the cause of the collision are under investigation.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Also in the headlines
The slow rollout of a new federal health insurance marketplace may be deepening differences in health coverage among Americans, with residents in some states gaining insurance at a far greater rate than others.
Pictures of the first winter storm of the season, Dec. 5 and 6.
KJRH 2 Works for You and Moody's Jewelry is giving away over $4,000 in jewelry from Dec. 9 through Dec. 20. Go to www.kjrh.com/contests to enter this 12 Days of Christmas giveaway.
The annual Food 2 Families food drive benefiting the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma will begin Friday, Nov. 22 and end Dec. 15. We held our drive here at the station on Dec. 11.