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Mandy's Law

Another life taken, still no answers

Although members of the community are working with state Representative Mike Sanders, R-Kingfisher, and other local representatives to demand stricter driving under the influence laws that can prevent more innocent lives being taken by impaired drivers, there has to be more that can be done. Amanda “Mandy” Starkey-Carson and Nhu Huong both lost their lives…

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New Year’s Eve DUI accident takes another life

Nhu Huong died Sunday after suffering from critical injuries in the deadly New Year’s Eve crash. Huong, a former foreign exchange student from Vietnam, spent her senior year of high school in Oklahoma with Amanda “Mandy” Starkey-Carson and her family, according to a GoFundMe page. Huong was back in Oklahoma to visit her host family…

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Yukon mother killed in New Year’s Eve crash

Community members are coming together after Amanda “Mandy” Starkey-Carson, 37, of Yukon was killed in a car crash around 11 p.m. Saturday night on southbound Kilpatrick Turnpike at Wilshire Boulevard. Starkey-Carson had three passengers in her vehicle, including her four-year-old Brinley and nine-year-old Bella. The other was a 19-year-old former foreign exchange student, Nhu, who…

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No one should EVER drive under the influence

Before 2017 even begun, a Yukon woman—Amanda “Mandy” Starkey-Carson—lost her life due to a drunk driver on the Kilpatrick Turnpike on New Year’s Eve. As I was enjoying New Year’s Day, my fiancé came across the story and informed me of it. From then on, the day was no longer enjoyable. I wrote a short…

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