Arkansas woman dies in McCurtain County crash
Marker locates site of fatal accident west of Broken Bow on September 14, 2022. (Google Maps)
McCURTAIN COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) — An Arkansas woman died in a fiery head-on crash near Broken Bow, Oklahoma, early Wednesday morning.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said a GMC sport utility vehicle driven by 29-year-old Caroline Mauceli of North Little Rock was headed east on State Highway 3 when her vehicle crossed the center line and hit an oncoming semi-tractor around 4:45 a.m.
The impact triggered a fire. The truck's driver suffered minor injuries, but Mauceli died at the scene.
Investigating Trooper Rocky Green said neither driver was wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision.
The Broken Bow fire and police departments, Choctaw Tribal Police, the McCurtain County Sheriff's Office and McCurtain County EMS assisted with the aftermath of the crash, OHP said.