Mother And Son Killed In Car Crash


Saturday, November 24th 2007, 4:20 pm
By: News On 6


A Muskogee mother and her 5-year-old son are dead following a one-car accident Friday morning. Caleb Deighan, age 5, died at the scene when he was ejected from the car which then rolled over him. Keren Deighan, his 31-year-old mother and the driver of the car, died Friday night at St. Francis Hospital from injuries sustained in the crash.

Seven-year-old Emanuel Deighan, Caleb’s brother, survived the accident.

According to a report by Trooper Scott Miller of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troop C, Keren Deighan was driving a 2003 Ford northbound on U.S. Highway 69 about a mile north of Oktaha at 11:15 a.m. when her car ran off the road on the inside shoulder. The trooper said she overcorrected, causing the vehicle to roll several times into the center median.

All three occupants were ejected from the vehicle as it rolled.

Caleb Deighan was pronounced dead at the scene from massive injuries. Keren Deighan was transported by Lifeflight to St. Francis Hospital in critical condition. She later died of her injuries.

Emanuel Deighan was transported by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital and was also listed in critical condition, according to the police report.