Bartlesville woman, Sherry Hockett, killed in car wreck after car lands in creek

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Okla. - A Bartlesville woman died Sunday when her car landed in a creek after a single-car wreck in Washington County.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 44-year-old Sherry Hockett was driving her 2007 Toyota Corolla on a county road when she took a curve left of center and encountered another car.

Troopers say Hockett swerved right, ran off the road, swerved left and entered into a broad slide.  Hockett's car hit a guardrail and overturned half a time, coming to rest on its top in a creek.

Both Hockett and her husband, 45-year-old Rusty Hockett, were wearing seat belts but she was pinned for about 15 minutes in the water.

Hockett was pronounced dead at the scene from possible drowning.

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