One dies in wreck
Frankie Jean Smith, 65, of Grove, died Friday after a vehicle accident one mile east of Locust Grove on U.S. 412, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Smith was the passenger in a car with Donald Smith, 67, of Grove. His vehicle failed to make a curve, lost control and was struck by a pickup, troopers said. Donald Smith was admitted to a hospital in fair condition. The driver of the pickup, Ronald Merrel, 61, of Locust Grove, was admitted in stable condition. Both were taken to St. Francis Hospital.
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