2 Dead After Rogers County Accident Involving Deputy

Saturday, July 7th 2007, 2:03 pm
By: News On 6

FOYIL, Okla. (AP) _ A fiery accident that involved a Rogers County Sheriff deputy's vehicle has left two people from Claremore dead, including one who was riding in the deputy's vehicle.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the accident happened at 10 p.m. Friday on State Highway 66 near the community of Foyil.

Troopers say a vehicle driven by 45-year-old Doris McQueen was traveling westbound on a county road while one driven deputy Joe Batt was northbound on the highway, responding to a call.

The OHP report says McQueen failed to yield from a stop sign and pulled out in front of the deputy's vehicle, which struck her vehicle.

The deputy's vehicle caught fire and burned completely.

Doris McQueen died at the scene, while her passenger, 14-year-old Heather McQueen was taken by helicopter to Saint John's Hospital in Tulsa in serious condition.

A passenger in Batt's vehicle, 20-year-old Amanda Kelley of Claremore, also died at the scene.

OHP Trooper Betsy Randolph says Batt is at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa in fair condition with leg injuries.