Love County Car Accidents

By: Lauren Smith
By: Lauren Smith

Wet roads made for dangerous driving conditions across Southern Oklahoma Monday.

"We were paged at about 10:50 to an auto accident. We got here and it was a rollover in a ditch. "

Just before eleven this morning OHP says a Burneyville woman took a curve too fast on State Highway 96.

66 year old, Betty Burton, died at the scene in Burneyville. Jones says it appears she hydroplaned and her car rolled over into a ditch off the highway and hit a tree.
OHP reports Burton was not wearing a seat belt.

First responders say the rain played a role in another accident in on I-35 also in Love County about an hour later.

OU student, Jenna Bates, was headed back to Norman. She thought she'd try to beat the traffic and headed back to school before the rain started slowing things down Monday, but she hydroplaned and lost control.

"She was driving in heavy rain... She began to hydroplane and her car began to rotate."

OHP trooper, Darian Galloway, says the driver of the semi-truck behind Bates swerved off the highway to avoid hitting her car and over-turned. No one was injured.

"I couldn't be luckier," said Bates.

Galloway says with more rain expected this week... drivers should be extra careful…

"Inclement weather means poor driving conditions and we ask that you just slow down, take your time, and be very patient."

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