A two-vehicle collision claimed the life of Fairland woman in the early evening of Friday, Dec. 1.
FAIRLAND – A two-vehicle head-on collision took the life of a 56-year-old Fairland woman, Helen Cue, at 6:01 p.m. on Dec. 1 on County Road 600, two miles south and two miles east of Fairland in Ottawa County.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol's written collision report, the 2016 Nissan Maxima driven by Cue was traveling northbound on County Road 600. A 2000 Ford F150 truck driven by a 16-year-old male of Fairland was traveling southbound on County Road South 600.
Both vehicles approached the intersection where both had stop signs. Both Cue and the juvenile male stopped and then proceeded at the same time and struck head-on, according to OHP.
Cue was transported by Quapaw Tribe EMS to Miami Integris Hospital where she died at 6:50 p.m. from injuries sustained in the collision.
The 16-year-old juvenile was not injured. A 15-year-old passenger, of Fairland, in the Ford truck, was also not injured.
OHP lists the condition of the drivers of both vehicles as apparently normal and the cause of the collision as unknown and under investigation. The roadway is listed as dry asphalt and the weather at the time of the event as clear.
Seatbelts were equipped and in use by all occupants in both vehicles and airbags deployed in both vehicles.
The fatality collision was investigated by OHP Trooper Jeff Laue and was assisted by the Fairland Police Department, Ottawa County Sheriff's Office, Fairland Fire Department and Quapaw Tribe EMS.
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