Saturday, July 13, 2019

Teen in Hospital After One-vehicle Accident

A Fort Smith teen was injured in a single vehicle accident Saturday morning at approximately 9:05 a.m. near Moffett.

Christopher, Latham, 19, of Fort Smith, was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Impala westbound on Old US 64 .2 miles east of 4810 Rd., .5 miles west of Moffett when his vehicle departed the roadway to the left striking a utility pole and coming to rest on its top.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP), Latham was pinned in his vehicle for 15 minutes and extricated by Roland Fire Dept. by using the Jaws of Life. He was transported to Baptist Health in Fort Smith and admitted in stable condition with leg injuries.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Seatbelts were in use.

KXMX News Staff

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