CARTER COUNTY, Okla. —Gwendolyn Spellman, an 84-year-old Healdton woman, died Feb.5 after her vehicle collided with an 18-foot trailer on Oklahoma State Highway 76 in Carter County.
Authorities responded to the accident around 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 29. Spellman was reportedly northbound in a 2016 Chevrolet Sonic when her vehicle was hit by a double-axle utility trailer loaded with a smoker that separated from a southbound 2015 Ford F150 pickup truck and drifted into the northbound lanes.
Spellman’s vehicle traveled right off the roadway. She was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, and succumbed to her injuries Feb. 5. Gene Spellman, a 56-year-old passenger in her vehicle, was treated for minor injuries at Healdton Hospital and released.
The driver of the Ford F-150, 50-year-old David Hammock, of Elmore City, was not injured.
The state highway is actively investigating the crash. No additional information was immediately available.
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