Michelle Chambers, 66

Born December 30, 1955

Died May 22, 2022

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Born May 20, 1924

Died May 21, 2022

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Born December 6, 1939

Died May 19, 2022

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Born September 7, 1984

Died May 18, 2022

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Born March 1, 1944

Died May 17, 2022


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Friday, April 29, 2022, 8:13 AM

Four people are dead in a collision between a pickup and a van in Watts late last night, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

The van was carrying 10 passengers, two of whom died, along with the driver, a 24-year-old female from Westville whose name has not yet been released.. The passengers who died were juveniles. In addition, three of the juveniles were critically injured, and all 10 were injured in some capacity.

All of the people in the van were from Westville.

The pickup’s driver, Larry Valentine, 61, of Caney Hill, Arkansas, was killed in the wreck and his passnger, Asa Valentine, 25, was critically injured and admitted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo.

The cause of the wreck is under investigation. Also under investigation is whether seatbelts were used in either vehicle.

The wreck occurred at US 59 and Bakery Feed Mill Road in Watts.