Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Crash on I-40 near Roland Injures One

An accident near Roland Tuesday evening resulted in one person being airlifted to a Tulsa hospital.

Dee Kinchen, 54, of North Little Rock, Ark., was driving a 2005 Lexus westbound on I-40 at approximately 7:30 p.m. Tuesday near mile marker 330, about three miles east of Roland. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, she attempted to pass a 2017 Dodge Ram 3500, driven by Justin Dix, 33, of McCrory, Ark. The OHP reports that the Lexus entered the slow lane, striking the truck in the rear. Kinchen then departed the roadway to the left in the Lexus, traveling through the ditch and hitting a tree.

Kinchen was airlifted to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa and was admitted in stable condition with head and arm injuries. Dix was not injured in the accident. OHP was assisted by Pafford EMS and Tulsa Life Flight.

The OHP reports that seatbelts were in use in both vehicles. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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