A couple of area accidents have claimed the lives of three people.
Anna L. Sikes, 27, of Kingston, was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident in Marshall County by medical examiner investigator Leroy Johnson Monday morning.
The accident happened at 9:20 a.m., on Lark Road, 9.4 miles south and 1.6 miles west of Kingston. Sikes was driving a 2005 Kia Rio traveling northbound. For an unknown reason, the vehicle lost control and ran off the roadway to the right. Sikes was ejected 10 feet.
The cause of collision is listed as inattention to driving and the condition of the driver is listed as emotional. Seatbelts were equipped but not in use. Airbags did deploy.
Sunday afternoon, Mary E. Younger, 73, of Hays, Kansas and Gary J. Younger, 29, of Hays, Kansas were in a one-vehicle accident on Interstate-35, six miles north of Marietta. Mary Younger, the driver of a 2012 Toyota Camry, was transported to Mercy Hospital Ardmore and pronounced dead due to injuries sustained in the accident. Gary Younger was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident took place at 2:01 p.m. Younger was traveling north when the vehicle, for an unknown reason, departed left off of the road and struck a guardrail. Gary Younger was pinned in the vehicle for 30 minutes before being freed by the Marietta Fire Department.
The condition of the driver and cause of collision remain under investigation. Seat belts were equipped and in use and airbags did deploy.