53-year-old Paula J. White of Duncan was driving a 2003 Mercury Marquis southbound on U.S. Highway 81 when she drove into the northbound lane, swerved to get back into the southbound lane, and was hit by a 2010 Chrysler Town and Country van—according to an OHP Troop G report.
Ms. White was reportedly pinned for about an hour before being rescued by the Meridian Fire Department using the Hurst tool.
She was pronounced dead on the scene and was taken by Grantham's Funeral Home to Dudley's Funeral Home in Waurika.
76-year-old Margaret Knox of Marlow, the driver of the Chrysler, was taken by AMR to Duncan Regional Hospital and later to O.U. Medical Center in Oklahoma City in fair condition.
Ms. Knox's passenger, 79-year-old Edmond Mark Knox, was taken by AMR to Duncan Regional Hospital and was later released.
The accident happened Wednesday just after 6:00 p.m., just north of Refinery Road in Stephens County.
According to the OHP report, everyone involved was wearing a seatbelt. Airbags reportedly deployed in both vehicles.
Troopers investigating the crash believe Ms. White may have been impaired by prescription medication.
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