Monday, April 15, 2019

One-Vehicle Accident Sends Three to Hospital

Three people were injured in a one-vehicle accident on I-40 near Sallisaw over the weekend.

Kenneth Amburgy, 75, of Searcy, Ark., was driving a 2015 Kia Forte westbound near mile marker 314 on I-40 at approximately 3 p.m. Saturday when he lost control on the wet roadway, departing the road to the left, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. The vehicle went down an embankment, hitting a tree.

Amburgy was transported by Fort Smith EMS to Baptist Hospital in Fort Smith, then transferred to UAMS, where he was admitted in critical condition with head, internal trunk injuries.

Two passengers in his vehicle, Sarah Amburgy, 73, of Searcy, and Katie Houchin, 49, also of Searcy, were also injured and were both transported by Pafford EMS to Baptist Hospital in Fort Smith. Sarah Amburgy was admitted in critical condition with head and internal trunk injuries. Houchin was treated and released for trunk internal injuries.

The OHP reports seatbelts were in use by both Kenneth and Sarah Amburgy; Houchin was not wearing a seatbelt.

The Sallisaw Fire Department assisted with the accident scene.

Pam Cloud, Managing News Director

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