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Mayes County Crash Takes Life Of Grove Woman

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LOCUST GROVE, Oklahoma -

A Grove woman is dead after a 1999 Mitsubishi Spyder she was riding in crashed on Scenic Highway 412 in Mayes County Friday afternoon. 

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the crash occurred at 4:46 p.m. just east of Locust Grove. 

Frankie Smith, 65, was a passenger in a westbound car driven by Donald Smith, 67, when troopers say he failed to negotiate a curve, lost control and was struck by an eastbound pickup truck. 

 In an OHP accident report, troopers say Smith was driving at an unsafe speed on a wet road at the time of the crash. 

Donald Smith was taken to a Tulsa hospital and is listed in fair condition at last report.  The driver of the pickup truck, Ronald Merrel, 61, of Locust Grove was also taken to a Tulsa hospital.  No word on his condition. 

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