Grandmother Dies in Crash

6-11-05 - An Ardmore family is grieving the loss of their grandmother, killed in an accident this morning on Michelin Road in Carter County. The accident happened just before 10:00 a.m. Saturday.

Emma Duggis minivan hit a semi truck head-on on the access road just south of 12th and Michelin Road. Police say Duggins was trying to pass two cars in a no-passing zone. There was no time for her to pull back into her lane or for the driver of the semi to avoid hitting her. Police say she was driving about 50 mph in a 35 mph zone.

Duggins was on her way to Valliant to visit Southeastern college friends. She graduated from the university in 1963. Family members who live just one mile from the accident scene say she might have been stopping by for a surprise visit.

Duggins was an artist and middle school art teacher in Lawton for many years.