4-year-old boy dies in Pawnee County crash

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PAWNEE COUNTY, Okla. – Officials are investigating the cause of a crash that claimed the life of a four-year-old boy in Pawnee County.

It happened Wednesday just after midnight on State Highway 18, approximately nine miles south of Pawnee.

According to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a woman was driving northbound on the highway when the vehicle “departed the roadway to the left and struck a standing tree.”

The driver was flown to a Tulsa hospital in critical condition. The four-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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