A benefit dinner has been planned for Melissa Chavez and her three children who were involved in a tragic automobile accident on Thursday, Oct. 25.
Shortly before 7 p.m. their vehicle was east bound on Hwy. 62, about one-fourth mile west of Duke. The vehicle left the roadway and hit an embankment. The vehicle rolled two complete times, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Her daughters, ages 11, nine and 15-months were all ejected from the vehicle. While Chavez was taken by Emergency Medical Services to Jackson County Memorial Hospital, the children were medi-flighted to Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. The hospital released a statement Sunday evening stating that the condition of the 15-month-old had been upgraded from critical to fair condition. The two other girls were still in critical condition at that point.
Friends of the family will hold a benefit dinner for Chavez and her children on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 905 N. Willard. The brisket dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $8 a plate. The menu, in addition to brisket, is potato salad, baked beans, homemade rolls and apple cobbler. Her friends say, “Your support is greatly appreciated.”