Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Accident Sends Sallisaw Woman to Hospital

A Sallisaw woman was transported to a Fort Smith hospital after a single-vehicle accident that occurred Tuesday at 9:43 a.m. approximately 9 miles north of Sallisaw.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) reported Janet Echer, 58, was driving a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic eastbound on 970 Road when she failed to stop at the intersection with 4690 Road. Echer reportedly went through the intersection and struck a tree, causing the vehicle to roll over onto the driver’s side. 

According to the OHP report, Echer was pinned for approximately 45 minutes before being extricated by the Brushy Volunteer Fire Dept. and Sallisaw Fire Dept. using the Jaws of Life.

Echer was transported by Pafford EMS to Baptist Health in Fort Smith. She was admitted in stable condition with head and trunk internal injuries.

The OHP reported the cause of the accident was speed on gravel and noted the roadway was wet. Seatbelts were in use.

KXMX News Staff

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