Four persons were hospitalized Tuesday after a one-vehicle crash at 3:14 p.m. on County Road 965, about 320 feet west of State Highway 10A, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP). The OHP reported Scotty Bynum, 44, of Paradise Hill was driving a 1994 Ford pickup truck west on the county road when he came over the crest of a hill, ran off the road to the right and struck a tree. The truck came to a stop on the tree, the OHP reported. Bynum was Lifeflighted to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa where he was admitted in stable condition with leg and internal injuries. Three passengers in the truck were also hospitalized. Jacky Cox, 22, of Van Buren, Arkansas, was transported by ambulance to Tahlequah City Hospital and admitted in stable condition with arm and internal injuries. Marcus Lynch, 42, of Monroe, was Lifeflighted to St. Francis Hospital and admitted in stable condition with head, leg, and internal injuries. John Blackwood, 31, of Monroe was Lifeflighted to St. Francis Hospital and admitted in stable condition with head and arm injuries. The OHP reported seat belts were not in use.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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