4 Die When Rig Hits Horse-drawn Carriage in Oklahoma

July 29, 2011

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says four people – including two children -were killed and a fifth person critically injured when the horse-drawn carriage they were riding in was hit by a tractor-trailer rig in southeast Oklahoma.

Troopers say 38-year-old Paul Ogden, 28-year-old Lee Ogden, 4-year-old Emma Ogden and 5-year-old Meckennen Ogden died about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday in the accident on State Highway 31 near Quinton in Pittsburg County. Eighteen-year-old Colby Finch is hospitalized in critical condition.

Investigators say the five were eastbound in the middle of the roadway when the carriage was hit from behind by the semi.

The Ogdens were from Quinton and troopers say Meckennen Ogden was the daughter of Paul Ogden. Their relationship to the other Ogdens was not immediately known.

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