OKLAHOMA CITY — Officials say at least four people have died in collisions on treacherous roads as a winter storm moves through Oklahoma and Texas.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Pittsburg County man died Wednesday evening when his pickup veered out of control on a sleet-slickened road and was struck by a tractor-trailer rig.
The patrol says three more people died in two crashes Thursday. A 76-year-old man died after his vehicle slid out of control and struck a tree in Grady County. A Texas man was killed in a collision on Interstate 35 in southern Oklahoma. And a Texas woman died later at a hospital of injuries she suffered in the crash.
The identities of the victims and other details have not been released.
In northeast Oklahoma, a police officer is recovering after being struck by a vehicle while working at the site of a crash on a bridge over Interstate 44 in Tulsa.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning through Friday morning for northern Texas and much of Oklahoma.