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UPDATE: Sheriff's deputy killed in Choctaw County crash Thursday involving a Choctaw tribal police vehicle, Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports

Choctaw County deputy Brian Hayden, 47, of Sawyer, was killed in a crash Thursday night. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports a Choctaw tribal officer is in a Plano, Texas, hospital.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: April 20, 2012 at 10:17 am •  Published: April 20, 2012

9:15 a.m. Choctaw County deputy Brian Hayden, 47, of Sawyer, died as a result of injuries suffered in the crash, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports. He was pronounced dead of massive injuries on arrival at Choctaw Memorial Hospital in Hugo.

Choctaw tribal officer Josiah Moore, 29, of Hugo, is in stable condition with internal injuries at the Medical Center of Plano (Texas).

Both were westbound on State Highway 70 responding to a call to assist a Choctaw County deputy when the crash happened, the patrol reports. Both were wearing seat belts.

The collision occurred when Hayden tried to make a left turn in his pickup onto a county road and Moore's car struck the pickup driver side door, the patrol reports. Both vehicles had lights and sirens activated.

5:05 a.m. SOPER — A Choctaw County sheriff's deputy was killed in a crash Thursday night involving a Choctaw tribal police vehicle, authorities said.

The crash happened about 9:30 p.m. on U.S. 70, 3.2. miles west of Soper and 1.5 miles west of the Boggy River bridge, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol dispatcher reports.

A Choctaw tribal police officer involved in the crash was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Plano, Texas, the patrol reports.

The roadway was closed for five and a half hours as the wreck was investigated and cleared off the roadway.

The name of the deputy and the injured tribal officer were not available from the patrol Friday morning.

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