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Deadly Crash in Kay County


KAY COUNTY, OKLAHOMA- One person, from Kansas, is dead after a car accident on State Highway 11 just west of the town of Union early Saturday morning.

The accident happened just after 8 a.m., four miles north and approximately 2 miles west of Ponca City, Oklahoma.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a 2001 Ford F-150 pickup truck, driven by 21-year-old Matthew Ray McLaughlin, from Winfield, Kansas, was traveling west on SH 11, when he crossed the center line.

58-year-old Linda Sue Cantellany, was driving east in a freight liner tractor truck when McLaughlin entered into her lane of traffic. Cantellany veered to the right to avoid an accident, but t he F-150 struck the semi and rolled 2 1/4 times, before catching fire.

McLaughlin was pronounced dead at the scene.

19-year-old, Justin Wade Smith, a passenger in the F-150, was ejected from the vehicle for an unknown distance. He was later transported to Ponca City Hospital and is in good condition. Smith was not wearing a seat-belt.

Cantellany was also transported to Ponca City Hospital, where she was treated and released.

This accident is still under investigation.


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