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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Adair County New Year's Eve head-on wreck claims Tahlequah woman

Roberta Studie-Maze

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has released a report on an accident that left one person dead on New Year's Eve in Adair County.

The wreck occurred around 5:18 p.m. in the westbound lanes of OK-51 in Adair County just west of South 4630 Road.

According to OHP, a Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by 41-year-old Roberta Studie-Maze of Tahlequah was heading westbound on Ok-51 when officers say, for an unknown reason, she drove left of the center lane.

A second vehicle, driven by 40-year-old Hershel Vann, who was heading eastbound, attempted to swerve and miss Studie-maze, but the two vehicles collided.

Vann was treated by Pafford EMS for minor injuries and released at the scene.

Studie-Maze was transported to Northeast Health System in Tahlequah by Pafford EMS where she was pronounced dead due to her injuries.

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