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Three people die in western Oklahoma wrong-way crash early Friday morning

Posted at 10:22 AM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 11:22:23-04

CUSTER COUNTY, Okla. — Three people died early Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash in western Oklahoma.

The crash happened just after 2 a.m. on Interstate 40 near Weatherford.

According to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, the driver of a 2012 Honda Crosstour, identified as Ronald Eugene Moore, 68, was heading eastbound of the westbound lanes of I-40 for at least 12 miles before the crash happened. A Custer County deputy had been attempting to stop the vehicle with emergency lights activated before the crash, the report said.

Eventually, the driver collided with the driver of a 2018 Dodge Journey.

Moore died in the crash, and the 48-year-old passenger of his vehicle was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The driver of the Dodge Journey, a 48-year-old Delano, California man, died in the crash, along with a 25-year-old Delano, California man, who was a passenger.

The OHP report says the wrong-way driver was intoxicated.

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