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Lolo Crash Survivors Show Progress In Recoveries

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We've heard a lot about the two people who died in a weekend crash south of Lolo, but three people survived that crash. They all sustained serious injuries.

9-year-old Meghan Okon, and 23-year-old Hannah Capen passed away after the accident, but Meghan's mother and sister, and Capen's husband were taken to St. Patrick Hospital where they are currently recovering.

It's been a rough week for the families of victims in a fatal crash on Highway 93 south of Lolo, but a lot of hope remains for the three survivors. Troopers said Hannah Capen lost control of her car on Highway 93 Saturday night, and ran head on into the Okon family's SUV. Hannah was pronounced dead at the scene, and Meghan passed away in the hospital that night. Everyday since, Meghan's father, Missoula firefighter Randy Okon, has been by his wife Pam and daughter Morghan's sides as they recover in the hospital.

Pam Okon, the driver of the SUV in the crash, remains in a coma. According to the family's Caring Bridge account, she was taken to the St. Patrick Hospital and listed in critical condition. Family friends said she remains stable, and they continue to be hopeful. Meghan's little sister, Morghan, who was also injured in the crash is wide awake, and keeping her loved ones in positive spirits. The website says since the accident, her health has only improved.

Hannah's husband, Nathan Capen, a pastor at the Missoula Church of Nazarene, is also recovering at St. Patrick Hospital. The church is posting Nathan's progress on its Facebook page. They said he will have surgery on his shoulder on Friday and is expected to go home soon. Missoula Nazarene pastor, Ken Osso said, while the week has been filled with many tears, Wednesday was a good day for Nathan. Due to the extent of his injuries, he thought he would not be able to see his wife one last time before her body was cremated. The hospital pulled some strings and allowed him to have one last good bye Thursday afternoon. The hospital is also allowing his childhood friend, along with the Capens' dog, Dug to stay by his side as he makes his recovery.

Funds are set up at Missoula Federal Credit Union for both families to pay for medical costs and funeral costs. You can make donations to the Hannah Johnson Capen Memorial Fund, or the Okon Family Fund.

Follow Morghan and Pam's progress at Care Bridge, and check on Nathan's progress on The Missoula Church of Nazarene Facebook page.

 

 

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