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Driver succumbs to injuries sustained in single-vehicle accident late Friday night

A woman died Saturday (February 2) morning after sustaining traumatic injuries in a single-vehicle accident the night before.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to a location on U.S. Highway 62, about a tenth of a mile west of County Road N3850, nearly six miles east of Okemah in Okfuskee County, about 10:41 p.m. Friday, February 1. 

Upon arriving on scene, Trooper David Brown, of the Seminole County division of OHP Troop D, reported a 2004 Dodge had left the roadway prior to a collision. 

The report read, “Vehicle one was eastbound, departed roadway to the left and struck a tree.” 

The truck was discovered to have been driven by 27-year-old Damonique Thorsell, of Locust Grove. 

She was listed in critical condition at the time after suffering multiple injuries and transported by Creek Nation Emergency Medical Services to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. 

Troop D was later advised by the Office of the Medical Examiner that Thorsell later succumbed to the injuries sustained, expiring at approximately 9:30 a.m. Saturday, February 2, at St. Francis. 

Brown noted in his report the odor of alcohol to be present on the driver at the time of the collision, reporting the cause of collision to be “DUI” — meaning driving under the influence. 

The report indicated seat belts to be equipped but not in use and the airbags equipped and deployed. 

The weather at the time was reported as clear and the roadway to be two-lan asphalt. 

As in all collision reports by OHP Troopers, it concluded with, “This report is based upon the trooper’s investigation of this collision. It may contain the opinion of the trooper.” 

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