A single vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 3:57 p.m. Tuesday on Interstate 40, approximately two miles east of Sallisaw, sent two to a Tulsa hospital by Lifeflight.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) reported that a 2001 Chevy Tahoe driven by Khaleel Rose, 21, of Springdale was westbound on I40 when for an unknown reason he lost control of the vehicle and struck the side of a semi-truck. The vehicle departed the roadway to the left and then rolled approximately two times coming to rest on its wheels. The driver was ejected out of the vehicle for an unknown distance.
Rose was Lifeflighted to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa and admitted in stable condition with head and internal trunk injuries.
An eleven-year-old passenger from Springdale was also Lifeflighted to St. Francis in Tulsa and admitted in stable condition with a head injury.
Oscar Sealy, a second passenger in the vehicle, was not injured.
The OHP reported that the condition of the driver and the cause of the collision are still under investigation. Seatbelts were in use by the passengers but not by the driver.
KXMX News Staff
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