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Single-vehicle accident leaves one dead

Sunday, August 13, 2023 - Michael Parker, 62, of Cookson was killed Saturday in a single-vehicle accident. The accident happened at approximately 3:56 p.m.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) report, Parker was driving a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser northbound on Highway 82, approximately 10 miles north of Vian, when he departed the roadway to the right and struck a tree. Parker was pinned in his vehicle for an unknown amount of time before being extricated by Blackgum and Cookson Fire Departments.

Parker was pronounced deceased on the scene by Pafford EMS. Seatbelts were not in use at the time of the accident.

The OHP was assisted at the scene by the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Department, Blackgum Fire Department, Cookson Fire Department and Pafford EMS.

KXMX Staff Writer

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