BRYAN COUNTY, Okla. — Three Oklahoma residents died Sunday evening in a car accident on the Red River Bridge.

BRYAN COUNTY, Okla. — Three Oklahoma residents died Sunday evening in a car accident on the Red River Bridge.


According to an Oklahoma State Highway Patrol report, at 6:50 p.m. a 2006 Ford SUV with eight occupants was driving southbound on U.S. Highway 69. The driver of the SUV lost control on the icy road, struck the bridge railing and bounced, and then went across the road and struck the outside bridge railing. The SUV then bounced off the outside bridge railing and into the path of a 2008 Freightliner. The Freightliner struck the SUV, and then another Freightliner struck the SUV.


The report lists the cause of the accident as "unsafe speed for ice or snow on roadway."


The three killed in the accident were in the SUV. They were identified as driver Juan Garcia, 46, passenger Anita Lucio Mayorga, 70, and a child whose name was not released. All were residents of Miami, Okla.


Three other children who were passengers in the SUV sustained injuries and were taken to Texoma Medical Center: one sustained a head injury and was treated as a non-patient, one sustained a head injury and is in stable condition and one was admitted for observation. A fourth child passenger in the SUV was uninjured.


A 46-year-old woman and a 38-year-old woman, both passengers in the SUV, were admitted to Texoma Medical Center with internal and external trunk injuries and head injuries. Both are in stable condition.


Each Freightliner contained one driver and no passengers. Both were uninjured.


As a result of the accident, the Oklahoma State Highway Patrol closed U.S. Highway 69 southbound for just over five hours.