Authorities are investigating a two-vehicle collision that killed an unidentified person Tuesday night on state Highway 9A, about 4 miles north of Konawa in Seminole County.

The accident involved a 16-year-old Konawa boy and 52-year-old David Tarver of Sasakwa, according to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report. The boy, who was not publicly identified due to his age, was taken to a Seminole emergency room, where he was treated and released.

Tarver was taken to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, where he was treated and released.

Tarver’s passenger, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Konawa boy’s 2007 Chevy truck and Tarver’s 2017 Toyota Tacoma were both equipped with seat belts, but the drivers were the only people wearing them, according to the OHP report.The airbags in both vehicles were deployed.

The cause of the accident and the drivers’ conditions were still under investigation as of Wednesday afternoon.

Eric Swanson is the City Hall and general assignment reporter for The Ada News. He spent 15 years working at the Dodge City Daily Globe in Dodge City, Kansas, before joining The Ada News’ staff in 2012.

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