Mccurtain County, OK Crime & Safety

Fatal Semi Truck wreck in McCurtain County

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a fatal vehicle accident occurred on September 14, 2021 at approximately 5:48am on State Highway 4, approximately two miles East of Smithville, OK, in McCurtain County. According to the report, a 1996 Mack semi, traveling westbound on Highway 4, driven by Jerry R. Smith...
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Two fatal crashes in McCurtain County within 24 hours

MCCURTAIN COUNTY, Oklahoma (KXII) - A tragic weekend with several accidents across Texoma, with two fatal car wrecks in McCurtain County within 24-hours of one another. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers say one man is dead and another flown to the hospital after a crash on State HWY 3 near Tom Friday evening.
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Fatality Incident in McCurtain County

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a fatality incident occurred on September 4, 2021 at approximately 3:05pm on Sand Road, approximately one mile south and two miles east of Harris, OK, in McCurtain County. According to the OHP report, a 1998 Ford F-150 driven by Jimmy Batey 61, of Haworth...
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Idabel man faces child porn and gun charges after tip to police

IDABEL, Okla. — A McCurtain County man has been arrested by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crimes Against Children Unit for multiple child pornography charges and a firearms charge. The McCurtain County Sheriff's Office and the Idabel Police Department also assisted in the arrest of Defon Jesse Mergel...

Midwest City man hurt in jet ski accident on Broken Bow Lake

MCCURTAIN COUNTY (KOKH) - Update: The man is no longer in critical condition. A Midwest City man is in critical condition after a jet ski accident on Broken Bow lake on Saturday. Officials say 43-year-old Jamil Jackson of Midwest City was trying to spray water on two people when he...

One flown to hospital in McCurtain County crash

IDABEL, Oklahoma (KXII) - One man was flown to an Arkansas hospital after being trapped inside his truck in a McCurtain County wreck Saturday morning. Troopers say it happened just before 12:30 a.m. on HWY 259 in Idabel. They say a 50-year-old was driving his truck when it veered to the right, striking a tree, causing the truck to spin and hit another tree.

Another kayaker dies in McCurtain County

McCURTAIN COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) -- For the second time in a week, a kayaker has died while boating on Mountain Fork River in McCurtain County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said a kayak operated by 32-year-old Samuel Emmanuel from Addison, Texas, capsized Friday morning when his vessel hit a tree in the water. He never resurfaced.

Record Drug Bust in McCurtain County

A lengthy undercover operation by McCurtain County deputies has resulted in the largest heroin bust and possibly largest methamphetamine bust in county history. A suspected drug dealer was arrested after selling 114 grams of meth to an undercover officer and a subsequent search of the suspect’s vehicle turned up 4.5 pounds of meth, a half pound of black tar heroin and $5,000 cash. The suspect, who has not been identified because of the nature of the investigation is charged with 2 counts of aggravated drug trafficking.

Largest undercover drug bust for district, found in McCurtain County

MCCURTAIN COUNTY, Oklahoma (KXII) - An undercover drug bust in McCurtain County led to deputies finding 4.5 pounds of meth and nearly $5,000. Deputies say an Oklahoma man sold 114 grams of methamphetamines to an undercover officer. After placing the man under arrest for aggravated drug trafficking, deputies searched the man’s car.

McCurtain County kayaker dies after capsizing

Presbyterian Falls is located on the Mountain Fork River northeast of Broken Bow, Oklahoma. (Google Maps) McCURTAIN COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) -- A kayaker lost his life Thursday evening after going over a waterfall seven miles northeast of Broken Bow, Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported that Mackenzie J. Bergman of...

Man killed in waterfall plunge in McCurtain County

MCCURTAIN COUNTY (KOKH) - An Eagletown man is dead after falling over a waterfall in McCurtain County. Officials say Mackenzie Bergman, 22, was kayaking down the Mountain Fork River when his kayak overturned as he neared Presbyterian Falls. Reports say he was hanging onto the kayak when he went over...

Man killed in McCurtain County multi-car crash

MCCURTAIN COUNTY (KOKH) - A Hugo man is dead after a fatal motorcycle crash occurred on Saturday near Broken Bow. Officials say Robert Lenz, 65, was westbound on State Highway 3 when he rear-ended another driver, ejecting him from his car. Reports say Lenz was hit by a third driver...

OHP investigating deadly motorcycle crash in McCurtain County

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Oklahoma's Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of a deadly motorcycle crash in McCurtain County Saturday afternoon. Patrol officers said 65-year-old Robert Lenz was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle State Highway 3 westbound along with a 2005 Ford. As the Ford slowed to make a left...

Motorcyclist dead after crash in McCurtain county

MCCURTAIN COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - One man is dead after he was thrown from his motorcycle into a semi truck in McCurtain county Saturday afternoon. Officers said the 65-year-old rider was headed westbound on State Highway 3 near Broken Bow when he struck the back of a pick up that was attempting to turn left from the westbound lane.