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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Driver charged; crash claims second victim

  • A 2-year-old child critically injured in a crash that killed a Konawa woman last week has died from his injuries, according to an updated report just released by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
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  • A 2-year-old child critically injured in a crash that killed a Konawa woman last week has died from his injuries, according to an updated report just released by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
    Troopers reported that alcohol played a role in that accident and now a Seminole County man has been formally charged with vehicular manslaughter in that case.
    Derrick James Long, 31, Wewoka, who was the driver listed on the OHP report, was charged in Seminole County District Court Wednesday with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and drugs as well as first-degree vehicular manslaughter.
    The updated report released Wednesday by the OHP shows Myron Osborne, 2, died from his injuries at Children’s Hospital at the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.
    Debra Tiger, 56, a passenger in same vehicle as the child, died at the scene of the accident from massive injuries.
    Reports show the accident occurred about 6:36 p.m. April 3 as a 1993 Chevrolet pickup driven by Derrick Long was westbound on County Road EW 139. The OHP reports Long failed to stop at a stop sign and struck the passenger side of a 2007 Ford that was northbound on SH 9A.
    The driver of the Ford, Jennifer Tiger, 39, Konawa, suffered trunk internal and arm injuries and was taken by Seminole Fire Department to the hospital in Seminole for treatment of those injuries.
    Debra Tiger was her passenger, along with three children, ages 2, 4, and 5. No names were listed on the original report but Osborn was identified as the 2-year-old in the updated report.
    Osborn was transported by Medi Flight helicopter ambulance to Oklahoma City, where he later died.
    The other two children were taken by Konawa EMS to Integris Seminole Medical Center, but the 5-year-old was later airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City for further care. There’s been no updates released on their conditions.
    Cause of the accident was listed as failure to stop for a stop sign, with the trooper’s report showing the condition of Long as “drinking-ability impaired.”
    Long was transported by a Seminole County sheriff’s deputy to the hospital in Seminole after the accident, the report shows, where he was treated and released. Online reports show Long was jailed in the Seminole County jail but has since posted bond. His next court date on the filed charges is May 1.
     
     

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