Blanchard Girl Dies In Accident Near Dibble

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 11:26 pm
By: News 9

Dana Hertneky, News 9

DIBBLE, Oklahoma -- An afternoon accident claims the life of a Blanchard teenager.

It happened on I-35 near Goldsby around 2 p.m. Thursday. Two teens were in a car that collided with a semi truck.

Molly Madden was killed in the crash.  She would have been a senior next year. She had just started a job friends said she had wanted since she was a little girl: waitressing at DJ's cafe.

"We loved her," cafe owner Michelle Jaswal said.

"Everyone is like family here," said Nancy McConnell, who used to own the restaurant, she knew Molly since she was little.

McConnell says Madden's cheerful, bubbly personality made her a favorite among customers.

Friends say Molly had used her day off to go to the lake with a friend. She was on her way home when the accident occurred. 

In the town of Dibble, and at DJ's café, where everyone knows everyone, it's the loss of a family member.

"It's a big loss," McConnell said.

The other teen involved in the accident was rushed to the Norman Regional Hospital. At her family's request, the hospital has not released her condition.