Heather Nicole White

Heather Nicole White

A Muskogee County driver was arrested on manslaughter and DUI complaints early Wednesday after a crash outside Porum in which one of her passengers died.

Heather Nicole White, 31, of Porum apparently smelled of alcohol after she crashed her 2002 Ford Mustang convertible through a ditch and into a barbed wire fence about 2:55 a.m., Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers reported.

One of her passengers, Gary Lee Dobbs, 67, of Stigler died at the scene, troopers reported. The other passenger was not injured.

White was taken to a hospital as a precaution and later booked into jail on complaints of first-degree manslaughter and DUI. She was being held without bond.

Neither White nor her passengers were wearing seat belts, troopers reported.

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Kelsy Schlotthauer



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Kelsy graduated with a journalism degree from Oklahoma State University in 2018 and moved to Colorado to cover breaking news before The World called her home in 2019. Follow her on Twitter for real-time reports. Phone: (918) 581-8455

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