Patrol: 7 dead after SUV, van collide in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says seven people are dead after a sport utility vehicle slammed head-on into a van carrying workers to a Texas meatpacking plant.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Chris West says a Chevrolet Suburban speeding along Highway 412 near the Oklahoma Panhandle town of Elmwood crossed the center line and crashed into a van carrying at least seven people.
West says both drivers were killed along with five people inside the van. One survivor was airlifted to a hospital.
A highway patrol spokeswoman says the driver was the only person in the SUV, while the van was carrying employees heading for the meatpacking plant. She didn't name the company that operates the facility nor its location.
Elmwood is less than 10 miles from the Texas state line.