Tahlequah Woman Killed in Dump Truck Crash Was Mother of Two
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma - A family is grieving after a woman was hit and killed by a dump truck in Tahlequah.
Police are investigating the cause of the crash.
Several witnesses stayed on scene and tried giving the woman CPR, but it was too late.
12-year-old Haley McBride and 10-year-old Anthony McBride Jr. are grieving the loss of their mother. Their father, Anthony McBride, is facing the uncertain.
“Now they’re gonna have to grow up without a mother and I don’t know what to do. I don’t know how to be the mother,” McBride said.
Tahlequah Police said Jamie Stuck walked into the intersection of the Highway 82 bypass and Downing Street, at the same time a dump truck was turning right on Downing.
Stuck had just finished her shift at work.
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“She was just doing the best she can to help take care of our kids,” McBride said.
McBride hopes his family’s tragedy could inspire change at the intersection one day.
“That’s one thing they need to put in, is sidewalks,” McBride said. “All these poor people are walking in the grass. And a lot of them walk in the road cause the grass is grown up.”
Right now he’s remembering Stuck, holding on to his kids and the memories they all shared.
“She was a hard-working mother. She took really great care of her kids. She was always there for them, even though we had our differences.”
Stuck was 29 years old.
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