Two dead after crash in Pushmataha County

Ken Milam
News Editor

Two women died in in a traffic crash near Clayton in Pushmataha County on Monday [Aug. 21, 2017], the Oklahoma Highway patrol reported.

Tammie Renee Swearingen, 44, of Tuskahoma and Carly Dawn Hunter, 19, of Fort Towson both were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash 1.2 miles north of Clayton on U.S. Highway 271. The collision was reported at 8:20 a.m., OHP said.

According to the report, Swearingen's 2017 Dodge Journey was headed south and Hunter was traveling north in a 2006 Honda Accord. Hunter's vehicle ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected and went into a broadslide, crashing into Swearingen's vehicle.

Both women died of multiple injuries and were transported to Burkhart Funeral Home in Talihina and from there to the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s office in Tulsa.

Swearingen was not wearing a seatbelt and OHP said it was unknown if Hunter was wearing hers. The cause of the crash is under investigation. The condition of both drivers at the time of the collision was unknown.

Trooper Darrell Wofford of the Choctaw County detachment investigated the accident assisted by Trooper Brad, Trooper Chris Dennis, Pushmataha County Sheriff's Office, Clayton Police Department and Antlers EMS.