Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Three Vehicle Accident Leaves One Dead

One person was killed in a three vehicle crash Wednesday morning in Cherokee County.

The accident occurred on SH100, 9.4 miles south of Tahlequah at approximately 9:30 a.m.

Officers report Chase Oneal, 20, of Stilwell was driving a 2010 Nissan Versa westbound on SH100 when he attempted to pass a 2006 Dodge Charger driven by Joyce Hawk, 54, also of Stilwell. 

According to the accident report, Oneal attempted to pass Hawk on a curve, on a marked no passing zone and was struck by a 2015 Peterbuilt driven by Danniel Thayer, 44, of Porter. 

Jimmy Oneal, 62, of Evansville, Ark., a passenger in Chase Oneal's vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene by Cherokee Nation EMS. Chase Oneal was transported by Cherokee Nation EMS to Northeastern Health Systems and then transported by Life Flight to Saint Francis Hospital. He was admitted in critical condition with head and trunk internal injuries.

Thayer and Hawk were reportedly uninjured. A female passenger in Hawk's vehicle was also uninjured.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Cherokee County Sheriff's Dept., Cherokee Nation Marshall Service, Cookson Fire Dept. and Keys Fire Dept. assisted at the scene.

KXMX News Staff

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