Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Vian Woman Dies from Injuries

A Vian woman has died from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident on April 14, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported Wednesday.

The OHP reported Barbara Brannon, 55, of Vian died at about 8 pm. May 12 at St. John’s Medical Center in Tulsa.

According to the OHP report, Brannon was driving a 2007 black Kawasaki motorcycle on U.S. Highway 64, about .04 mile east of Vian when she hit a deer that ran from the south side of the road to the north. The motorcycle struck the deer, which was killed, and laid over on its side then slid to a stop in the westbound lane. Brannon was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered head injuries. She was flown to St. John’s in Tulsa by Tulsa Life Flight and admitted in critical condition.

The accident was investigated by OHP Trooper Steven Crooks. He was assisted by the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Department, Vian Police Department, Pafford EMS, and Tulsa Life Flight.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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