A head-on collision yesterday afternoon on US 266 near Hitchita killed two people and critically injured three others, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Courtney Stanton, 28 of Morris was driving on the highway closely behind another vehicle when her 2016 Chevrolet Equinox went left of center for some unknown reason and collided with a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Erwin Christensen, 62, of Bristow, who was coming the other way with his wife, Janet, also 62, as a passenger. Both were pronounced dead at the scene from massive injuries.
Stanton and two female passengers, 4 and 3 years old, were flown to Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa with critical trunk, internal and head injuries.
The condition of Stanton is under investigation and officers do not yet know why she veered left of center. All parties were wearing seatbelts except for Stanton.