Posted on Jun 28, 2013

Two separate car accidents in western Oklahoma claimed the lives of two individuals from the same town on the same night. One crash happened in Washita County, and the other happened in Roger Mills County. Both victims were from Foss. 

The first car accident killed 21-year-old Ryan C. Roberts. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says that he was driving east on SH 152, about three miles west of SH 44 in Washita County. For a reason unknown to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, his 2005 Chevy Trailblazer went left of the center and crashed into a 2012 Dodge pickup truck head-on. The driver of the pickup, Stephen D. Green, 38, of Mountain View, was treated for minor injuries and released from Great Plain Regional Medical Center in Elk City. Roberts was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. 

The second car accident killed 68-year-old Lynnell Powers Brehm. The cause of the crash was a disabled 2008 GMC pickup truck that had caused two other accidents that evening. The first crash left the pickup truck partially blocking the southbound and northbound lanes. Because of that, a vehicle traveling northbound smashed into the pickup truck and spun it over, completely blocking the southbound lanes. After that, none of the lights worked on the truck. It sat disabled and unoccupied in the southbound lane of SH 34 for five to ten minutes. 

Brehm was driving south on SH 34 when her 2010 Hyundai struck the disabled truck. She was in the process of being flown to the hospital by Air Evac, but she died on the way there. There were three other passengers in the vehicle that survived: Baylee Frederick, 13, Gillian Snowder, 13, and Tatum Rouse-Murphy, 14, all of Canute. 

We extend our most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the victims in these two horrific car accidents. 

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