Wednesday and Thursday are Weather Aware days due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Isolated strong thunderstorms may develop late Wednesday afternoon, but widespread severe weather does not appear to be likely at this time.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says at least seven people are dead after a head-on collision near the town of Elmwood in the Oklahoma Panhandle.
OHP Capt. Chris West says a Chevrolet Suburban traveled left of center along Highway 412 early Wednesday and slammed head-on into a van. West says early reports indicate both drivers were killed, along with five others. He says the accident is still being investigated, but that the Suburban was traveling at a high rate of speed.
Elmwood is located in Beaver County in the Oklahoma Panhandle, less than 10 miles from the Texas state line.
Both lanes of Highway 412 were closed at 6:20 a.m. and traffic was rerouted onto county roads.
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