72-year-old woman killed in crash near Checotah

CHECOTAH, Okla. — A 72-year-old woman was killed in a car crash near Checotah, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP).

OHP said the crash took place Wednesday afternoon on County Road East 1030, 1 mile north of Checotah in McIntosh County.

According to OHP, a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee departed the roadway right for unknown reasons and overcorrected by swerving left. The Jeep re-entered the roadway and then skid for 166 feet before leaving the road again. It continued for 45 feet before striking the ditch and rolling 1 and a half times. The car rolled 62 feet before hitting a tree and coming to rest.

OHP said the driver of the Jeep was Patsy Son, age 72, of Checotah. She was pronounced dead on the scene due to head and external injuries.





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