Triple fatal accident leaves Oklahoma communities in mourning
MCCLAIN COUNTY (KFOR) – Three lives were lost in a tragic multiple-car crash in McClain County on Thursday evening.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Soldier Eric Foster told News 4 Patricia McLoed, 34, was driving a pickup truck westbound on State Highway 39 about three and a half miles south of Purcell when she got stuck behind several vehicles in traffic.
“For some reason she got impatient and decided to pass them at the crest of a hill in a no-pass zone,” said Private Foster. “When she did that, in the other lane, an SUV was coming up the hill and they met head-on at Hillcrest.”
Kimberly Hartline, Madysun Faber and a 15-year-old man died from the crash. The only survivor inside was a 2 year old girl.
âThis car seat saved this child’s life,â Trooper Foster.
Dibble AG teacher Jeff Evans told News 4 the group were on their way to a Dibble High School basketball game to watch a parent. But, they never succeeded.
âOur little school was just devastated today, but one thing about this community is that in times of need, this community really does come together with us,â Evans said.
The Superintendent of Dibble Public Schools sent News 4 the following statement regarding the tragedy:
Dibble Schools is deeply saddened by the loss of life resulting from yesterday’s car crash en route to a high school basketball game. We have taken steps to facilitate a grieving and healing process for our students and staff. On behalf of the school, the community and the families; we sincerely appreciate the many expressions of sympathy that have been addressed to us.
âIn a school this size, when we have a tragedy like this, it affects everyone,â Evans said. âSo everyone is heartbroken. “
A memorial fund has been set up at the First National Bank in Blanchard. Donations will be used to help with financial expenses 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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