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I saw that another life as been lost as a result of an automobile accident today. I did not know the family but wanted to wish them our condolences. It’s always a sad situation when a life is lost as such a young age. I have a daughter who just turned sixteen and these types of instances terrify me every time I let her take the automobile out on her own. Our prayers and wishes are with the families of those injured in this horrific accident.

Five days after a three-vehicle, head-on accident in Pontotoc County, a Stonewall teen has died from injuries sustained in the collision.

Nicholas Andrew Sims, 17,died at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City after suffering critical internal and external injuries in the Wednesday afternoon accident that occurred on State Highway 3 about five miles southeast of Ada.

Sims’ death marks the second fatality from the crash that closed the highway for several hours and left debris scattered more than 100 feet.

Lanell Melton was pronounced dead at the scene from head injuries.

Sims was attempting to pass a tractor-trailer when his car struck Melton’s pickup head-on, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

A passenger in Melton’s pickup, Olivia Marie Melton, 3, of Cleveland, Texas, was taken to OU Medical Center in good condition. The driver of the tractor-trailer, Juan Guajardo, 33, of McAllen, Texas, was not injured.

Seat belts were in use by all three drivers, troopers said.

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