Marguerite Dorothy Hayward, 81

Born January 30, 1940

Died January 17, 2022

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Born August 12, 1956

Died January 15, 2022

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Born May 2, 1933

Died January 15, 2022

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Born October 25, 1933

Died January 15, 2022

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Born January 16, 1956

Died January 14, 2022

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Born September 26, 1937

Died January 14, 2022


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Saturday, January 1, 2022, 9:45 AM

Three people were hurt yesterday in a wrong-way collision, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Megan Briggs, 46, of Pryor was driving a 2022 Nissan Pathfinder southbound on Oklahoma 82 around 2:40 p.m. 7.3 miles north of Tahlequah, the patrol reported, when her vehicle entered the southbound lane and struck a 2011 Dodge 2500 pickup driven by Cecilia Williams, 41, of Hulbert.

Williams was admitted to Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa with trunk external, arm and leg injuries, while a juvenile passenger, a 14-year-old female, was admitted to the same hospital with trunk external and leg injuries. A second passenger, a 17-year-old female, was not injured. Briggs was admitted to Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville with trunk external, arm and leg injuries.

Briggs, Williams and the injured female juvenile were all pinned in their vehicles for 25 minutes before being extricated by the Tahlequah Fire Department using extrication tools, the patrol reported.

The patrol is still investigating the cause of the collision and says the condition of Briggs at the time is still under investigation. Everyone involved were wearing seatbelts, and airbags deployed in both vehicles.