Investigation Continues Into Fatal Rogers County Accident

Sunday, July 8th 2007, 9:40 pm
By: News On 6

FOYIL, Okla. (AP) -- An investigation is continuing into an accident involving a Rogers County Sheriff's deputy that left two people from Claremore dead. The accident happened at 10 p.m. Friday on State Highway 66 near Foyil.

The accident report prepared by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a vehicle driven by 45-year-old Doris McQueen failed to yield from a stop sign and struck deputy Joe Batt's vehicle as Batt was responding to a call.

McQueen died, as did Batt's passenger, 20-year-old Amanda Kelley. Fourteen-year-old Heather McQueen and Batt were injured and taken to Tulsa-area hospitals.

OHP Trooper Betsy Randolph says it is unclear if the emergency lights on Batt's vehicle were being used at the time of the accident.

Randolph says troopers have interviewed more than 50 people about the accident and are seeking help from the public for more information about what happened.

After the investigation into the accident is completed, a report will be given to the Rogers County District Attorney's office.