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November 29, 2013

Triple-fatality aftermath; OHP IDs driver of one vehicle who died in head-on crash near Bison

BISON, Okla. — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol released the name of one of three fatality victims in Friday night’s head-on collision on U.S. 81 in southern Garfield County.

Meanwhile, the name of the driver and passenger in a 2013 Hyundai Accent are being withheld pending identification and notification. They were traveling northbound in the southbound lane of U.S. 81 at 8:17 p.m. Friday, according to an OHP report.

The Hyundai struck a southbound 2013 Chevrolet Cruze driven by Antonio Medina Jr., 23, of Enid, head-on in the southbound lane. Medina was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home, according to an OHP report.

All occupants in both vehicles were pinned for an undetermined amount of time before being extricated by Hennessey and Waukomis firefighters, the report said.

Units from Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and rescue units from Waukomis and Hennessey fire departments responded to the scene about half a mile south of Bison.

Enid News & Eagle chief photographer Billy Hefton came upon the scene moments after the head-on collision and said one car burst into flames, trapping the occupants.

Several sources at the scene said three people died in the crash.

Firefighters had to control the vehicle flames and fire that spread onto the shoulders of the federal highway.

An accident investigation team from OHP was immediately dispatched to the scene, and after all four lanes of the divided highway were closed for several hours, the northbound lanes were opened at about 10:15 p.m.

The southbound lanes were re-opened shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday after having been closed for nearly 71⁄2 hours.

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