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Three Killed on Icy Red River Bridge

Monday, Feb 3, 2014  |  Updated 11:45 AM CDT
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Three Killed on Icy Red River Bridge

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The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says three people were killed in a multiple-vehicle crash on an icy bridge connecting Oklahoma and Texas.

The highway patrol said the crash happened Sunday night on the U.S. Highway 69/U.S. Highway 75 bridge crossing the Red River.

According to a preliminary report, 40-year-old Juan Garcia was driving a sport utility vehicle with eight passengers when he lost control of his vehicle on the icy bridge.

The highway patrol said Garcia struck the inside railing of the bridge, then bounced across the roadway and struck the outside bridge railing. His SUV was then struck by two oncoming tractor-trailers.

Garcia was killed in the crash, along with a passenger, 70-year-old Anita Lucio Mayorga. An unidentified juvenile passenger was also killed in the crash. All three were from Miami, Okla.

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