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Friday, May 21, 2021, 7:37 AM

Robert Stewart, 43, and Micheal Daniels, 45, both of Muskogee, were hurt in a two-car wreck westbound on the Muskogee Turnpike yesterday at 5:20 p.m., according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Stewart was driving a Pontiac Vibe in which Daniels was a passenger when the vehicle was struck on the right side by a Jeep Compass driven by Michael Alberty, 39, of Tulsa, the patrol reported.

The Pontiac slammed into the center wall of the turnpike, while the Jeep departed the roadway to the right. Both Muskogee men were pinned in the vehicle until freed 20 minutes later by the Porter and Tullahassee Fire Departments.

Stewart was transported by helicopter to Saint Francis hospital in Tulsa with head, neck, and internal and external injuries to his torso and legs. Daniels was transported by Wagoner EMS to Saint Francis Muskogee with internal and leg injuries. Alberty was not injured.

The patrol cited the cause of the collision as inattentive driving.

UPDATE: Stewart, a Muskogee insurance agent and Led Zeppelin tribute band performer, has died from his injuries, according to the patrol.