Two people died over the holiday weekend in separate crashes in McCurtain County. Friday night, 34-year-old a crash killed Bryan Espinoza when someone rear-ended his vehicle on Hwy 3 near Tom. They flew a 34-year-old female passenger to Texarkana with serious injuries. Officials think 61-year-old Jimmy Batey of Haworth suffered a medical episode on Hwy 3 about seven miles north of the Texas-Oklahoma state line and ran off the road. He died at the scene.
A single-vehicle crash killed two women in Pontotoc County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported that 23-year-old Makala D. Allen of Eufaula and a 15-year-old from Roff were passengers in a pickup. Another passenger, 18-year-old Shawn Moor of Ada, was critically injured. The trooper said the airbags did not deploy, and the incident threw all occupants from the vehicle.