Monday, March 25, 2019

Several Injured in Leflore County Accident

Five people were injured in a three-vehicle collision early Friday morning near Cameron in Leflore County.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that Billy Self, 58, of Cameron, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet pickup northbound on Highway 112 approximately ½ mile north of Cameron just before 5 a.m. when he struck a cow, causing the cow to cross into the southbound lane of Highway 112, when the cow was also struck by a 2013 Chrysler driven by Vanita Bowling, 44, of Muldrow. Self’s vehicle became disabled after hitting the cow in the northbound lane, and was struck by a 2016 Ford driven by Martha Self, 57, of Cameron.

Billy Self was transported by Leflore County EMS to Baptist Health hospital in Fort Smith. He was treated and released for back, leg, neck, and head injuries.

Bowling and a passenger in her vehicle, 18-year-old Samantha Bowling of Muldrow, were both treated at the scene for minor  injuries. A 7-year-old juvenile male passenger in Bowling’s vehicle was airlifted from the scene to St. Francis hospital in Tulsa, then transferred to Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was listed in serious but stable condition with multiple injuries, according to the OHP. A third passenger in Bowling’s vehicle, a 17-year-old female of Muldrow, was not injured.

Martha Self was transported by Leflore County EMS to Baptist Health in Fort Smith, and was treated and released for multiple injuries. 

The OHP reports that seatbelts were in use by all parties.

Pam Cloud, Managing News Director

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