Two admitted to hospital in county collisions


A personal injury collision occurred October 18, 2019 at 6:25 a.m. on State Highway 29 approximately three miles west of Elmore City.

A 2002 Toyota Tacoma pickup, driven by Darrin R. Kile, age 51, of Elmore City, was traveling westbound on SH 29 when it departed the roadway to the right, over-corrected to the left, and overturned one complete time.

Kile was transported by Air Evac to OU Medical Center where he was admitted in stable condition with head and trunk internal injuries.

Cause of collision was determined to be improper use of lane. It is unknown if seatbelts were in use. Airbags did deploy.

The collision was investigated by Trooper Dack Howard #574 of the Murray/Garvin County Detachment of Troop F, assisted by Mercy EMS, Air Evac, and Elmore City Fire Department.

Another injury collision involved a Purcell man and three passengers on October 20, 2019 approximately four and one-half miles north of Pernell on State Highway 76.

Brandon Ingram, age 18, of Purcell, was driving a 2007 Ford F150 southbound on SH 76 at approximately 3:20 a.m. when the vehicle departed the right side of the roadway, struck a fence and a tree, before overturning one-half times.

The vehicle came to rest on its side pinning one of three passengers for about 30 minutes before being freed by the Elmore City Fire Department using the Hurst tool.

The pinned passenger, a 16 year-old male juvenile of Mustang, Okla., was transported by AirEvac to OU Medical Center and admitted in serious condition with head, arm, and trunk internal injuries.

Two other passengers, a 15 year-old female juvenile of Yukon, Okla. and a 17 year-old male juvenile, also of Yukon, were both transported by EMS to Duncan Hospital where they were treated and released. The driver was also treated and released after being transported by EMS to the Duncan Hospital.

The cause of the collision was determined to be inattention. Seatbelts were in use.

The collision was investigated by Trooper Tommy Riddle #739 of the Garvin County Detachment of Troop F, assisted by Pernell Fire Department, Elmore City Fire Department, Lindsay EMS, and Elmore City EMS.