05-08-04- Mother's Day weekend got off to a deadly start on Texoma roads. A 13-year-old Watson boy was one of three people killed on Texoma roads Saturday. The boy was killed when he lost control of a dirt bike and went into a ravine.
The accident happened about 10:00a.m. Saturday on a county road in McCurtain County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Dustin James Blake failed to negotiate a curve and lost control of his Suzuki dirt bike. The bike went into a 10-foot ravine and Blake was thrown from the vehicle. He died about two hours later at McCurtain Memorial Hospital in Idabel from massive head injuries.
And an Ada man was killed this morning when his motorcycle hit a rock in the road and tipped over. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 65 year old Joe Marlin Baker died Saturday when his 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle hit a rock on a Pontotoc County road and ended up on top of him.
The highway patrol says Baker died of a neck injury after the crash around 8:00 a.m., about six and a half miles south of Ada. The OHP says Baker was wearing a helmet.
And a Texas man was killed in Marietta early this morning in a rollover accident in Marietta.
James Bryan Morrow was from Lampasas, Texas. He was driving north on I-35 in Love County when his truck swerved into the center median. The Highway Patrol says Morrow's truck rolled two and a half times and ended up on its top shortly after midnight. Morrow was pinned for about 30 minutes before fire crews could free him. He was taken to a Marietta Hospital, where he died of head injuries.