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ELMWOOD, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has identified victims of a head-on crash in state's Panhandle that killed both drivers and five passengers.
Police say a 2003 Ford van with five passengers was being driven Wednesday by Alejandro Mejia Lopez on U.S. 412 when a 2012 Chevy Suburban driven by Bobby Carroll Matthews crossed the center line and hit the van head-on.
All the men in the van were from Liberal, Kan. Killed along with the 28-year-old Lopez were Julio Ramos Perez, 25; Rigoberto Toj Garcia, 24; Julio Cesar Don Juan Morino, 27; Sebastian Sucuquai Saquic, 21; and Juan Lorenzo, 56. Francisco Diaz, 33, was in critical condition Wednesday in an Amarillo, Texas, hospital.
Police did not know what caused the 55-year-old Matthews, of Woodward, Okla., to lose control of his vehicle.