TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Tragedy struck Thursday in Adair County.
A State Line Christian Academy van was involved in a head-on crash in Watts, leaving multiple people dead. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says it happened around 6 p.m. on U.S. Highway 59 at Bakery Feed Mill Road.
The crash involved two vehicles, one of which was the State Line Christian Academy van carrying 10 passengers including a driver. The other vehicle was a 1991 Dodge Ram.
The driver of the van, a 34-year-old woman from Westville, was pronounced dead at the scene, as well as a 13-year-old girl and an 11-year-old girl.
A 7-year-old girl, a 5-year-old girl, and another 13-year-old girl were taken to the hospital in critical condition.
The driver of the Dodge Ram, identified as 61-year-old Larry Valentine from Cane Hill, Ark., was also pronounced dead at the scene.
His passenger was admitted to the hospital in critical condition.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is still trying to determine the cause of the crash.