The Edmond Sun

May 16, 2013

Logan Co. crash sends 3 to area hospitals

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Two Guthrie residents and a Covington man were transported to area hospitals after a crash in Logan County, troopers said.

At about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, a 2008 Dodge pickup being driven by a Guthrie man was traveling east on State Highway 105 while a semi being driving by a Covington man was traveling west on the highway, troopers said.

The pickup went left of center, striking the semi head on, troopers stated in the accident report. The passenger in the pickup, a 5-year-old boy, was extracted by the Guthrie Fire Department using the Hurst tool, troopers said.

John Withers, 35, of Guthrie, the driver of the pickup, was transported by Guthrie EMS to Mercy Hospital Logan County with head, arrm, leg and internal injuries, troopers said. He was transferred to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City where he was admitted in critical condition.

The lone passenger, Wyatt Withers, 5, of Guthrie, was transported by Guthrie EMS to Mercy Hospital Logan County, troopers said. He was transferred to Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City where he was admitted in stable condition.

Curtis Strickland, 52, of Covington, the driver of the semi, who suffered arm and hand injuries, was transported by EMSA to St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, troopers said. He was treated and released.

Troopers state in the accident report that a likely cause of the crash was “drinking-ability impaired” in reference to John Withers.

Seat belts were equipped and in use in both vehicles; the child was in a child restraint, troopers said. Airbags deployed in the pickup; the 2010 Mack semi was not equipped with airbags, troopers said.



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