Two dead in crash involving Cherokee County sheriff’s deputy

Two dead in crash involving Cherokee County sheriff’s deputy

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Okla. — A man and a woman died, and a sheriff’s deputy was treated for minor injuries following a crash Friday night in Cherokee County, according to a report released by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 7 p.m. on North 510 Road & East 688 Road, 4.5 miles north of Tahlequah.

Driver Grace Blaylock, 22, and passenger Jared Whipple-Wilkerson, 20, both from Tahlequah died at the scene, troopers said.

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Cherokee County Sheriff’s deputy Ryan Young was treated for minor injuries, Cherokee County Sheriff Jason Chennault said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

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