OK Woman Candace Mace ID’d As Victim In Thursday Fatal Wilburton Single-Vehicle Crash

WILBURTON, OK. (THECOUNT) — Candace Mace of Tuskahoma, Oklahoma, has been identified as the victim in a fatal single-vehicle crash in Latimer County Thursday morning.

Mace, 48, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Wilburton early Thursday morning.

According to reports, Mace, 48, was operating a vehicle on OK-2 near Wilburton, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 2:30 a.m. Thursday. The vehicle then made contact with a substantial tree.

Mace, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Geo quick facts: Latimer County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Its county seat is Wilburton. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,154. The county was created at statehood in 1907 and named for James L. Latimer, a delegate from Wilburton to the 1906 state Constitutional Convention – Wikipedia.

OK Teen Brett San Miguel ID’d As Victim In Tuesday Miami Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash

OTTAWA COUNTY, OK. (THECOUNT) — Brett San Miguel, of Miami, Oklahoma, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Tuesday afternoon crash in Ottawa County.

San Miguel, 18, was killed in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday night near Miami.

According to reports, San Miguel was operating a Ford Crown Victoria traveling on East 80th Road near South 630th Road, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway. The vehicle then made contact with a substantial tree around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

San Miguel was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the beloved teen:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Miami is a city in and county seat of Ottawa County, Oklahoma, United States, founded in 1891. Lead and zinc mining established by 1918, caused it to boom – Wikipedia.

Carole Baskin Slams Netflix Says ‘Tiger King’ Portrayal ‘Lies Innuendos’

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. (THECOUNT) — Carole Baskin, the star of smash hit Netflix documentary,”Tiger King” claims the streaming giant made her out to be the alleged killer of her late husband, Don Lewis.

Baskin, owner of Big Cat Rescue, slammed Netflix producers Wednesday saying the documentary, was largely “lies and innuendos,” at least when when it came to the way she was portrayed.

Via TMZ:

In a post on her Big Cat Rescue website, she drops some alleged tea about Don’s final months before he disappeared, and what she describes as erratic behavior.

Carole heavily implies Don had Alzheimer’s disease, and even claims he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She says he was an avid dumpster diver in his final days, and would even bring random homeless people over to sleep at their home. She also claims he began defecating on their property grounds, adding he was a sex addict.

Yeah, she kinda went all scorched earth on him. She also claims Don was no millionaire when they met — as suggested in “Tiger King.” Sounds like he did have a vast portfolio when he disappeared though.

In her post, Carole also attempts to discredit almost everyone who spoke about her in the documentary while addressing concerns viewers had with how she and her current husband, Howard, conducts their business.

There’s a bottom line though, and it’s essentially this … she says she did everything she could to help find Don when he disappeared, and even questions “Tiger King” director Eric Goode’s intentions in allegedly attempting to vilify her.

Baskin says if people want the truth and even more context than what she’s offering, they can find it here.

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VA Man Michael Whitecotton ID’d As Victim In Sunday Fatal Spotsylvania Motorcycle Crash

SPOTSYLVANIA COURTHOUSE, VA. (THECOUNT) — Michael Whitecotton, of Spotsylvania, Virginia, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Sunday afternoon motorcycle crash.

Whitecotton, 48, was killed while traveling on a motorcycle Sunday afternoon in Spotsylvania.

According to reports, Whitecotton was operating a motorcycle in the 6500 block of Hickory Ridge Road, when for unknown reasons, he lost control before making contact with a tree Sunday afternoon.

Whitecotton was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

Speed was apparently a factor in the crash, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

According to Facebook, Whitecotton worked as a supervisor financial management analyst at Department of Defense for the U.S. Marine Corps.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Whitecotton:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Spotsylvania Courthouse is a census-designated place and the county seat of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, located 10 miles southwest of Fredericksburg. Recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census designated place, the population was 4,239 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.

OK Teen Sayven Rowland Shot Dead By Police Friday Night In Pittsburg Following ATV Pursuit

PITTSBURG, OK. (THECOUNT) — Sayven Lane Rowland, of Pittsburg, Oklahoma, has been identified as the teen victim in a fatal police-involved shooting Friday night in Pittsburg County, according to reports.

Agents from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation say, Rowland, 19, was shot dead Friday night in a deputy-involved incident near the town of Pittsburg.

Deputies were in pursuit of a man on a four-wheeler when the man crashed near the intersection of West Pittsburg Road and Staples Road in between Kiowa and Pittsburg.

Deputies reportedly observed Rowland illegally operating an ATV on a county road. When deputies attempted to make contact with the man he fled and a pursuit began, according to the sheriff.

Officials said after the man crashed, he brandished a firearm and a deputy unsuccessfully used a less lethal pepper gun on the man before another deputy used lethal force.

Rowland was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot injuries, according to the sheriff.

The sheriff said investigators found a gun, knife, and a stock of a rifle on Rowland, reports McalesterNews on Saturday morning.

Authorities said both deputies involved are on routine paid administrative leave until the investigation is ongoing as is procedure.

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Geo quick facts: Pittsburg is a town in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 280 at the 2000 census – Wikipedia.

OK City Man Cory Jay ID’d As Victim Killed During Police Pursuit Motorcycle Crash ‘Fell Off Bridge’

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. (THECOUNT) — Cory Jay, of Oklahoma City, has been identified as the man killed after leading police on a chase while operating a motorcycle.

Jay, 31, died after crashing his motorcycle into a concrete barrier and falling off the bridge in northwest Oklahoma City, police officials confirmed.

According to police, officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a motorcycle over a traffic infraction in the area of Northwest 40th Street and North May Avenue, just after 5 p.m. Thursday.

Jay fled the scene and a pursuit ensued.

The chase hit speeds of over 100 mph.

Jay took the exit on Northwest Expressway, where there was a sharp turn then crashed into the concrete barrier and was ejected off the motorcycle. He then continued going falling over the barrier.

According to police, the motorcyclist fell 20 to 30 feet off the bridge. He was taken to OU Medical Center with significant injuries, reports KOCO.

Police said they searched the motorcycle and found three clear plastic baggies containing meth.

Police confirmed Friday that Jay has died from his injuries.

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Family members and friends took to Facebook to remember Jay:

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Geo quick facts: Oklahoma City is the capital of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It’s known for its cowboy culture and capitol complex, surrounded by working oil wells. The reflecting pool and empty glass and bronze chairs of the Oklahoma City National Memorial recall the victims of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The Survivor Tree, an American elm nearly destroyed in the attack, is also part of the memorial – wikipedia.

OK Woman Sharla Davis ID’d As Victim In Saturday Night Inola Motorcycle Crash

INOLA, OK. (THECOUNT) — Sharla Lynn Davis, of Inola, Oklahoma, has been identified as the victim in a late night motorcycle crash in Inola, Oklahoma.

Davis, 47, was operating a motorcycle on Highway 412 when she came into contact with a utility trailer being hauled by a 1949 classic Chevy pickup.

After the collision, the trailer traveled about 100 feet off the road and jackknifed. Davis’ motorcycle became trapped underneath.

Davis was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

The driver of the truck was treated at the scene for arm and leg injuries, reports NewsOn6.

The crash remains under investigation.

According to Facebook, Davis worked as a CNC Machinist at Baker Hughes, Inc.

Geo quick facts: Inola is a town in Rogers County, Oklahoma, United States. It is included in the Tulsa Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,788 at the 2010 census, a 12.5 percent increase from 1,589 at the 2000 census. Inola is a Cherokee word meaning “Black Fox,” – Wikipedia.

BREAKING: 4 More OK Barges Break Loose In Arkansas River Gov Monitoring Situation

MUSKOGEE COUNTY, OK. (THECOUNT) — Four more barges in the Arkansas River in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, have broken loose from their moorings and the Governor’s Office is actively monitoring the situation right now which is reportedly “stalled.”

The owner of the new barges is the same owner of the barges that hit Webbers Falls Lock and Dam 16 Thursday.

A spokesperson for Governor Kevin Stitt released the following statement:

“The owners are actively working to slow down the movement of these four barges and secure their assets. The state will continue to monitor the barges and remain engaged until the situation is resolved,” reports 5NEWSOnline.

I’m told the owner has been working closely throughout the day with various levels of government. They say these ports are engineered to face these types of incidences, but the state is not going to take any risks with this.

Their first goal is securing the barges, and the Governors Office is “actively putting together several other options to ensure the security and safety of the area.”

As of right now, 9:00 p.m. Friday, May 24, the exact location of the barges is unknown. Officials say they will reconvene in the morning unless there’s been a change in the current measures securing the barges.

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Geo quick facts: Muskogee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the population was 70,990. The county seat is Muskogee. The county and city were named for the Muscogee Nation. The official spelling of the name was changed to Muskogee by the post office in 1900 – Wikipedia.

KS Man Kimball Hiner ID’d As Victim In Fatal Duman TX Single-Vehicle Crash Sunday

SHERMAN COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Kimball Hiner, of Elkhart, Kansas, has been identified as the victim in a fatal single-vehicle crash in Sherman County, TX on Sunday.

Hiner, 60, who was residing in Dumas, died after DPS officials say he fell asleep while operating a vehicle in Sherman County on Sunday.

According to DPS officials, Hiner was traveling north on FM 119 when he fell asleep after 8 a.m. Sunday morning.

His car then veered off to the west of the roadway, went airborne and crashed into the ground on its nose, reports NewsChannel10 Wednesday.

Hiner was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the crash.

DPS officials said in a crash report that the victim was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

According to social media, Hiner works as a driller and is originally from Lawton, Oklahoma.

Geo quick facts: Sherman County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,034. Its county seat is Stratford. The county was created in 1876 and organized in 1889. It is named for Sidney Sherman, who fought in the Texas Revolution – Wikipedia.

OK Man David Donovan ID’d As Victim In Monday Night Fatal Noble Area Single-Vehicle Crash

CLEVELAND COUNTY, OK. (THECOUNT) — David Donovan, of Noble, Oklahoma, has been identified as the victim in a fiery single-vehicle crash in Cleveland County Monday night.

Donovan, 32, was operating a vehicle around 11:45 p.m on 108th & Maguire Road, in Slaughterville, Oklahoma, when for unknown reasons, exited the roadway and struck a culvert on Monday night.

After striking a culvert, Officials say Donovan was ejected from the vehicle, shortly before it burst into flames.

Donovan was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly crash should contact police at 911.

Slaughterville is a town in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, United States, and located in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 4,137. The community is made up of mostly homes on acreages so it has retained a rural type of land use – Wikipedia.