Rogers County roads proved deadly for an Owasso man and Claremore teen over the weekend, as two auto fatalities were reported by Oklahoma Highway Patrol officers.

19-year-old Lacy Layman of Claremore and Lincoln Edwin Ward, 42, of Owasso died from injuries received in separate accidents.

According to the report of OHP Trooper Leonard McMillan, Layman was westbound in her 1995 Toyota Celica on a county road south of Claremore, near 7 p.m. on Saturday.

At the same time, Pryor resident Bruce Irwin, 39, was driving his 2006 Dodge Pickup southbound on Highway 66, two miles south of Claremore.

Trooper McMillan’s report stated that Layman failed to yield from a stop sign, and Irwin’s vehicle struck hers in the passenger side door.

Layman’s vehicle overturned half a turn, ejecting her 54 feet from the point of rest. She taken by Life Flight to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, where she was admitted in critical condition with head, trunk internal, trunk external arm and leg injuries. She expired the following day at 4:05 p.m.

Irwin refused treatment at the scenes.

Seatbelts were equipped but not in use in Layman’s vehicle, McMillan reported.

In a separate accident, Owasso man Lincoln Ward was westbound on a county road, seven miles west of Claremore on his 1990 Honda Goldwing motorcycle at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

According to the report of OHP Trooper Ron Hamilton, Ward was attempting to make a right hand turn at a “T” intersection, when his motorcycle overturned half a turn and slid 34 feet with Ward beneath the vehicle, before coming to a rest. The medical examiner pronounced Ward dead at the scene from head injuries, following which, he was transported to the Tulsa County Medical Examiner.

In another auto wreck, a Claremore toddler was sent to St. Francis Hospital with injuries.

Twenty-three-year-old Kacie Walling was northbound on Owalla Road, 2.2 miles north of Claremore, in a 2002 Dodge, shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday, according the report of Trooper Eddie Weilert.

With Walling were 18-year-old Amber Nevel and her three-year-old son, Brandon Walling, both of Claremore.

Weilert’s report stated that Walling ran off the right side of the road and jerked the steering wheel to the left, overcorrecting to the right, causing the vehicle to roll one and a half times before coming to rest on its top.

Nevel was transported by Pafford EMS to St. Francis Hospital, where she was treated and released in good condition with head, arm and leg injuries.

Brandon Walling was ejected 17 feet from the point of impact. He was transported by Pafford EMS to St. Francis Hospital where he was admitted in fair condition with head, arm, leg, trunk internal and trunk external injuries.

Kaycie Walling was not injured from the accident, Weilert’s report said.

Kaycie was using her seatbelt at the time of the accident, but her passengers were not. Weilert’s report noted Brandon was not in a child seat.

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