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August 17, 2013

Okmulgee man dies in fatal accident on Indian Nation Turnpike

McALESTER — An Okmulgee man is dead and a woman is injured after a two vehicle collision on the Indian Nation Turnpike in Pittsburg County, officials say.

Jeremiah Dial, 23, of Okmulgee died at the scene of the accident on Friday at 1:37 p.m. just north of the 77 mile marker on the Indian Nation Turnpike, according to a report by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Dial was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Amber Sands, 27, of Okmulgee.

Sands was reported to be driving at a slow rate of speed when her vehicle was struck from behind by Ray Mollett, 61, of Rush Hill, Mo.

She was pinned for 45 minutes before she was freed by the McAlester Fire Department, the report states.

She was transported by medical helicopter to the McAlester Regional Health Center where she was listed stable condition with head injuries and internal and external trunk injuries, according to the report.

 Sands and Dial were not wearing seatbelts, the report states.

Mollett was not injured in the accident and was wearing a seatbelt.

Contact Jeanne LeFlore at jleflore@mcalesternews.com.

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