MCCLAIN COUNTY (KFOR) – Three lives were lost in a tragic car crash in McClain County on Thursday night.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Soldier Eric Foster told News 4 that Patricia McLoed, 34, was driving a pickup truck westbound on Highway 39, about three and a half miles south of Purcell, when he was hit by multiple traffic. obstructed traffic.
Trooper Foster said: ‘For some reason she lost her patience and decided to pass them at the top of the hill in the no-pass area. “As she did that, in the other lane, an SUV was crossing the hill and they met at Hillcrest.”
Kimberly Hartline, Madysun Faber and a 15-year-old male died in a collision. The only survivor inside was a 2-year-old girl.
“That car seat saved that kid’s life,” said Trooper Foster.
Dibble AG teacher Jeff Evans told News 4 that the group was on their way to a Dibble High School basketball game to watch a relative. But, they never did.
“Our little school was devastated today, but one thing about this community is that in a time of need, this community really rallied after ourselves,” Evans said.
The director of Dibble Public Schools sent News 4 the following statement about the tragedy:
Dibble School is deeply saddened by the loss of life due to a car accident that occurred yesterday on the way to the High School basketball game. We have taken steps to facilitate the grieving and healing process for our students and staff. On behalf of the school, community and family; we sincerely appreciate the many expressions of sympathy that have guided our way.
“In a school of this size, when we have a tragedy like this, it affects everyone,” Evans said. “So people are just heartbroken.”
A memorial fund has been established at the First National Bank in Blanchard. Donations will be used to help with financial costs and those affected by the tragedy.
Donations can also be sent to the following address:
Dibble Public Schools, C/O Jeff Evans, PO Box 9, Dibble, OK 73031
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