Thursday, April 30, 2020

Teen Life-flighted After Accident

A two vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon ended in multiple injuries and one teen being Life-flighted to an Arkansas hospital. The accident occurred at approximately 3 p.m. on County Road 4670, three miles east of Sallisaw.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) report, Luke Hiser, 18, of Salliaw, was driving a 2008 Ford Focus southbound when the vehicle's right side tires went off of the right side of the road. Hiser reportedly overcorrected to the left and began to broad-slide. A 2002 Honda Accord driven by 39-year-old Kimberly Keith, of Sallisaw, was northbound and struck in the passenger side by Hiser. Hiser's vehicle rotated and departed the highway striking a fence and coming to rest.

Hiser was transported by Pafford EMS to NHS Sequoyah in Sallisaw where he was treated and released with head and internal trunk injuries.

Jace Lester, 19, of Sallisaw, a passenger in Hiser's vehicle was Life-flighted to Washington Regional in Fayetteville, Ark. in critical condition with head, leg and internal trunk injuires. According to Lester's mother he was in stable condition Thursday morning and was being transported to Tulsa for surgery.

Keith was taken to NHS Sequoyah where she was admitted in stable condition with head and internal trunk injuries.

Michael Parish, a passenger in Keith's vehicle, was not injured.

Hiser's condition was noted in the OHP report as impaired with illegal drugs. The cause of the collision was listed as driving under the influence.

Seatbelts were in use by Keith and her passenger but not in use in Hiser's vehicle. 

The OHP was assisted at the scene by Pafford EMS, Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office and Life-flight.

KXMX News Staff 

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