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Bennett, 48, was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Idabel early Thursday.
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According to reports, 24-year-old Blake Bearden of Wake Village, Texas, was operating a vehicle on U.S. 259 in Idabel, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 4:30 a.m. Thursday. The vehicle then made contact with a Honda sedan, operated by Bennett.
Bennett was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries. Her passenger, 26-year-old Sherese Bennett, was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.
Bearden’s condition was not provided.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Geo quick facts: McCurtain County is in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,151. Its county seat is Idabel. It was formed at statehood from part of the earlier Choctaw Nation in Indian Territory. The name honors an influential Choctaw family that lived in the area – Wikipedia.