Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Three-Vehicle Pileup Injures Eleven

Eleven persons were injured in a three-vehicle pileup at 8:14 a.m. Monday in LeFlore County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported John Carson, 22, of Heavener, driving a 2012 Mazda, was trying to turn from U.S. Highway 271 when a second vehicle, a 2001 Ford pickup, driven by Zachary Taylor, 29, of Red Oak, failed to yield and struck the Mazda. Carson and the Mazda then struck a third vehicle, a 2009 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Kristy Cox, 43, of Clayton. The impact caused the Suburban to flip onto its side. Eight teens were riding in the Suburban. The OHP reported Carson was trapped in the Mazda for about five minutes and was extricated by a passing motorist. Carson was transported by LeFlore County EMS to Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith where he was admitted in stable condition with head, trunk, internal, and arm and leg injuries. Taylor was transported by LeFlore County EMS to Mercy Hospital where he was treated and released. Cox was transported by LeFlore County EMS to Choctaw Nation Hospital in Tahilina where she was treated and released. The teens all between the ages of 15 and 18, were also all transported to Choctaw Nation Hospital where all were treated and released. By Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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