Coweta man killed in Okmulgee County crash


A Coweta man riding his motorcycle was killed in an accident Friday in Okmulgee County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.

Russell Gadlage, 65, was riding a 2006 Harley Davidson FSI eastbound at 7:30 p.m. on OK-16, near Preston, when another vehicle turned left to enter a private drive and the collision occurred.

Gadlage was pronounced deceased at the scene by Okmulgee County EMS.

The driver of the other vehicle, 33-year-old Michael Whitehead of Okmulgee, and his 8-year-old passenger were not injured.

OHP was assisted by the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office, Twin Hills Fire Department and Okmulgee County EMS

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