MARIETTA, Oklahoma — The snow and ice that contributed to one death in Oklahoma has ended, at least for much of the weekend, the National Weather Service said Saturday.
Rusty Sherman, 25, of Ardmore was killed after the pickup truck he was riding in skidded off icy Interstate 35 and overturned near Marietta in southern Oklahoma about 1:45 a.m. Saturday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. Sherman, a passenger in the southbound pickup, was pronounced dead at an Ardmore hospital, according to the OHP report.
Troopers said the driver was not injured and two other passengers were treated and released at a Marietta hospital.
The weather service said no storms were expected through Saturday night as a stable cold and dry airmass over the Southern Plains will prevent storms from developing, but said that fog and freezing fog could affect visibilities and road conditions.
The forecast called for another storm system to possibly develop late Sunday and bring anywhere from a trace to near 2 inches of snowfall to north-central Oklahoma and freezing rain to southern Oklahoma and western North Texas on Monday and Tuesday.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation reported Saturday that crews continued to treat Interstate 40 and other roads in western and southern Oklahoma that remained slick and hazardous, but said that driving conditions were improving.