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Victims identified in tragic Oklahoma Christmas Eve crash

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NORMAN, Okla. – We now know the identities of the three victims who died in the tragic Christmas Eve crash in Norman.

It happened Wednesday after 1:00 p.m. on Highway 9 between 120th and 132nd, south of Lake Thunderbird.

The collision is still under investigation, but a preliminary police officer report says a Chevy Silverado crossed the center lane while heading westbound, crashing into a Chevrolet Malibu that was headed east.

Norman police officers say the driver of a Chevrolet Malibu was Terry Graumann, 51, of Newalla.

Graumann died at the scene of the accident.

The driver of a Chevy Silverado has been identified as Michael Rutherford, 54, of McLoud, according to Norman Police.

The passenger of the vehicle was Nellie Billey, 50, also of McLoud.

Both Rutherford and Billey were taken to the hospital after the accident, where they both later passed away.


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