A one-vehicle crash at 10:57 p.m. Saturday in Cherokee County sent a Tahlequah man to the hospital. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) reported Kevin Yazzie, 45, was driving a 1998 Ford Explorer on State Highway 51 about two miles west of Tahlequah when he left the road to the right and struck a culvert. Yazzie was Lifeflighted to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa where he was listed in stable condition with leg and arm injuries. The OHP trooper who investigated the accident said the cause of the accident was that Yazzie was sleepy.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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