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Students from rival schools come together to support family in car accident

Posted at 9:58 PM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 23:07:48-04

PAWHUSKA, Okla. -- Pawhuska students are showing solidarity with their sports rival, after a Barnsdall family was involved in a head-on collision on Tuesday.

Pawhuska Huskies typically sport orange and black, but Friday night students wore pink and blue shirts to support a mother and four young children who were involved in a fatal car accident.

They also sold tee shirts at Friday's game and collected donations with all proceeds going to the family.

According to the report from Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the accident happened on Highway 11 around 4 p.m. The report says 61-year-old Steven Haber of Tulsa was driving eastbound. Rebecca McLain was heading westbound with four kids in the car. The report says the vehicles hit head-on in the westbound lane. Haber died at the scene.

"If it happened to any of our families they would definitely pitch in and help and they’re innocent children and a family and a mother," said Nevaeh Taylor, sophomore at Pawhuska high school.

The children, ranging from nine-months to six-years-old, were rushed to the hospital, along with McLain. According to the report, the one-year-old was treated and released from the hospital.

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