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15-year-old cheerleader killed after tragic crash in Oklahoma

Marina McKee (photo cropped via Facebook)

OKEMAH, Okla. – A 15-year-old cheerleader was killed in a tragic crash in Oklahoma over the weekend.

Around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, a 17-year-old boy was driving with 15-year-old Marina McKee in Okemah when he crashed into a concrete bridge post.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, McKee was ejected from the vehicle.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 17-year-old boy was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

Officials said both teens were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

McKee was identified as the victim of the crash by family members and friends on social media.

She was a cheerleader atĀ Okemah High School.

“The faculty, staff, and student body of Okemah Public Schools wish to extend our most heartfelt condolences to the family of an OHS freshman who passed away this past weekend. Words alone can not express the depth of our sorrow, nor are words adequate to convey our compassion and sympathy in this time of loss. This student will be greatly missed by friends, classmates, and teachers. We ask that our community keep the student’s family and friends close to your heart and in your prayers. May the peace and grace of God be with the family in this time of mourning,” Okemah Public Schools wrote on Facebook.