Monday, July 6, 2020

Vehicle Accident Sends Two Marble City Women to Hospital

A July 4th crash sent two Marble City women to the hospital after being trapped in their vehicle.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) report, the accident occurred at approximately 5:32 p.m. Saturday evening on East 970 Rd., 9.3 miles west of Vian.

The report states that Kelton Remer, 22, of Gore, was eastbound on East 970 Rd. when he lost control of the 2006 Dodge truck he was driving. Remer reportedly crossed the center line on a curve and struck a vehicle driven by Donna Pettit, 63, of Marble City head-on.

Pettit, along with her passenger Georetta Bland, 35, of Marble City, were both pinned in their vehicle for 30-45 minutes before being freed by the Blackgum Fie Department using the Jaws of Life.

Pettit was transferred by Pafford EMS to Northeastern Health System-Tahlequah and was admitted in stable condition with leg injuries as well as head and internal injuries.

Bland was transported by Mercy Life Flight to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City where she was admitted in stable condition for head, trunk internal and leg injuries. 

Remer was not injured in the accident.

The cause of the accident was listed as "speed too fast for condition." The roadway was listed as wet at the time of the accident.

KXMX News Staff 

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