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DON TAYLOR KILLED IN TRAGIC ACCIDENT

By Glory Ann Kurtz
Nov. 12, 2017

Don Taylor, 89, Minco, Okla., a rancher, cattleman, horseman and a past NCHA Director, was killed in a tragic truck/semi-truck accident north of Union City, Okla., on Thursday, Nov. 9.

According to news reports, Don was pulling out of the Love’s parking to head north when a semi caring a 70,000-load came barreling toward him. According to the police report, the semi was unable to slow down fast enough to miss hitting Taylor.

Reports say it was the seventh major accident at the intersection since 2015  but the first since August when the speed limit dropped from 70 miles per hour to 55. The police said they believed Tylor’s view was obscured by a semi turning westbound onto SW 59th from SB Hwy 81 in the southbound lane. Taylor’s pickup was then struck by a semi trailing southbound in the inside lane and pronounced dead at the scene.

Don and his wife Sylvia were active in the NCHA years ago when they owned the popular Clark’s Doc Bar and he was a director with the NCHA. Chuck Smith said on the NCHA website that Don was a highly respected  horseman.

According to the NCHA website, funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Methodist Church in Minco.

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