Accident claims lives of area residents

One Mustang North Middle School student and the father of another middle school student were killed in a Sunday automobile accident in Bryan County.

According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports, Leonard Fly II, 40, of Yukon was driving west on U.S. Highway 70 near Mead. Traveling with him were his 13-year-old son and a 14-year-old Mustang Public Schools student. Authorities did not release the boys’ names.

According to a preliminary report, a truck driven by 47-year-old Richard Ardrey of Colbert crossed the center line and crashed into a pickup driven by Fly. Highway Patrol officials say Ardrey was killed in the crash, along with his passenger, 37-year-old Matthew Kraemer of Colbert. According to OHP reports, all four casualties of the accident were transferred to Brown Funeral Home in Durant.

According to the OHP report, Ardrey was driving a 1998 Chevy pickup truck eastbound when he crossed the center line and hit the 2000 Ford PK driven by Fly on the driver’s side.

The injured boy was flown to a hospital in Dallas, where he is now listed in good condition.

The wreck is still under investigation, OHP officials said.

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