A Roland woman died on Thursday due to injuries sustained in an utility task vehicle (UTV) accident.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported that Mary Tibodeaux, 39, of Roland was a passenger in a 1999 Kawasaki Mule operated by Jim Beaty, 49, of Sallisaw at the time of the accident.
The OHP report states that the vehicle was traveling eastbound on county road 1060, 6 miles east of Sallisaw when Tibodeaux lost her hat, attempted to retrieve it, and fell from the UTV and struck her head on the asphalt.
The condition of the driver was normal and seatbelts were not in use.
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