A collision along SH 9 early Monday morning claimed the life of a Maud man and critically injured two other people.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Kyle Winrow investigated the accident just east of NS 346, which is Kings Road. The accident occurred about 7:17 a.m.
Robert Hopper, 43, died at the scene from massive injuries, the patrol reported.
Hopper was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Tracker westbound on SH 9 as a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria, being driven by Tonia Kuehn, 37, Ada, was eastbound.
The OHP reported Kuehn’s Ford crossed the centerline and struck Hopper’s vehicle.
Hopper’s passenger, Koby Colber, 18, of Rimrock, Ariz., was transported by REACT EMS ambulance to Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City, where he was admitted in critical condition with head, leg and internal trunk injuries, the report shows.
Kuehn, who went to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City by REACT ambulance, suffered head, leg and internal injuries. She also was admitted in critical condition, the patrol reported.
It was raining at the time of the crash according to the trooper’s report, and cause of the collision is listed as pending for further investigation.
Seat belts were not in use in either vehicle, the OHP said.
While crews worked the accident scene, traffic was diverted off SH 9.
Troopers Tyson Wright and Brian Orr, along with deputies from the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, assisted Winrow at the scene.