At approximately 3:45 p.m. Friday, June 26, Mary Patricia Kidd, 64, of Sallisaw lost her life in a two vehicle collision in Muskogee County. The accident occurred on the Muskogee Turnpike near Mile Marker 51. According to reports from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) Kidd was driving in the north bound lane and lost control of her vehicle due to wet road conditions. Reports state that Kidd crossed the center median at a high rate of speed and hit a semi-truck in the south bound lane of traffic. Kidd was pronounced dead at the scene.
There were also two passengers in Kidd's vehicle, a 12-year-old girl and a 7 year-old-boy. Both children were taken by helicopter to Children's Hospital in Little Rock. The boy sustained both head and trunk internal injuries and is listed in critical condition. The girl sustained head, arm, and trunk internal injuries and is listed in stable condition.
The semi-truck driver, Ed Haan, 46, of Weatherford, Oklahoma was not injured in the accident.
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