Ada musician, Chickasaw Nation artist both killed in head-on collision

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ADA, Okla. (KXII) -- Two Ada residents were killed in a Seminole County head-on collision early Monday morning.

Courtesy Chickasaw Nation / Connor Hicks

According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers, Connor Hicks, 20, and Jeremy Wallace, 42, were killed in a crash four miles south of Bowlegs on U.S. Highway 377.

According to troopers at the scene, the crash took place shortly after midnight when Hicks’ vehicle, traveling south, crossed left of center and hit Wallace’s vehicle head-on.

Both drivers were using seat belts.

Hicks,according to an article in The Oklahoman, was a former student at the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma, and was a well-respected guitarist and songwriter.

According to the Ada News, Wallace worked as a Chickasaw cultural instructor and was an award winning artist.

“Jeremy Wallace was a well-loved member of the Chickasaw family who had an incredible passion for preserving and revitalizing our culture and language<" Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby said in a statement released Tuesday. "Even more importantly, he was a cherished son, husband and father, who had a great love for his family. As one who was fortunate enough to know Jeremy, my condolences go out to all those who have suffered such a terrible loss.”

Hicks and Wallace were both members of the Chickasaw Nation.

Courtesy Chickasaw Nation / Jeremy Wallace
Courtesy Chickasaw Nation / Connor Hicks

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