Car crash west of Oklahoma City kills three

CUSTER COUNTY, Okla. — A car crash in Custer County, west of Oklahoma City, left three people dead on Monday, including two juveniles.

A report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) said around 3 p.m., near the town of Arapaho, a Ford Expedition traveling northbound on North 2310 Road lost control while driving over a bridge, and went left of the center of the roadway.

The Expedition hit a Nissan Juke, traveling southbound on North 2310 Road, head-on.

The driver of the Expedition was pinned for about 45 minutes, and freed by the Clinton Fire Department with the Jaws of Life. A 4-year-old boy in the Expedition was pronounced dead at the scene. A 2-year-old in the Expedition survived.

The driver of the Juke, 45-year-old Tina Smith, of Custer City, was pronounced dead at the scene, as well as a juvenile female passenger in the car.

What led up to the crash is under investigation.

The OHP report said seatbelts were in use by the juvenile passengers of the Expedition. Seatbelts were not in use by the driver or passenger of the Juke.

The report also said the condition of the driver of the Expedition at the time of the crash is under investigation.