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August 15, 2012

Payne County crash kills two teens near Perkins

PERKINS, Okla. — Two people are dead and one is hospitalized after a head-on collision Tuesday evening south of Perkins on Highway 177, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has reported.

An investigating trooper attributed the 7 p.m. crash to unsafe speed on a road wet from rain.

Grady McIntire, 19, of Tryon, and Callie Mainus, 18, of Agra, both driving pickups, died after McIntire's vehicle lost control on a curve, left the road, overcorrected and struck Mainus' vehicle, the report said.

McIntire died at the scene due to multiple injuries. Mainus was hospitalized and died Wednesday morning, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

McIntire was pinned in his vehicle for an hour and a half and Mainus was pinned in her vehicle for 20 minutes before both were freed by Perkins firefighters, the OHP said.

Mainus' vehicle had a passenger, Blake Beard, 18, of Agra, who was transported to Stillwater Medical Center with head and trunk internal injuries.

The  OHP reported seat belts were not in use in either vehicle.


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