State troopers say alcohol contributed to a three-vehicle collision Thursday evening on U.S. 377/SH 99 in Pottawatomie County, with a male driver who allegedly fled on foot from the crash scene found an hour later standing in a yard and yelling for help.
The accident occurred about 6:20 p.m., just north of Hazel Dell Road.
Trooper Tyson Wright’s report shows a 2003 Hyundai SUV, driven southbound by Jon Sturm, 48, Prague, lost control and crossed the center line.
That Hyundai struck a 2006 Honda Accord driven by Shelly Adair, 48, Prague. When her vehicle was struck by Sturm’s vehicle, the Accord then struck a 1999 Ford Explorer driven by Deanna Eredny, 43, Prague, the OHP said.
According to the trooper’s teletype, Sturm fled the scene of the accident on foot and was found about an hour later standing in a yard, where he was yelling for help.
Sturm was taken by the trooper to Prague Hospital and later transferred to one of the Integris Hospitals in Oklahoma City, where he was admitted in good condition with head, trunk, internal and external injuries, the report shows.
Several others were transported from the scene of the wreck.
Sturm’s passenger, William Foster, 46, Prague, also was taken to Prague Hospital by Seminole EMS before later being transported to Integris Hospital by REACT EMS. He was admitted in good condition with head, internal and trunk injuries he patrol reported, the patrol reported.
Adair, the driver of the Honda Accord, had no passengers. She was taken by REACT EMS to Midwest City Hospital and admitted in fair condition for treatment of internal, external as well as arm and leg injuries.
Eredny, the driver of the Ford Explorer, also went by private vehicle to the hospital in Prague, where she was treated for unspecified injuries and released.
The trooper’s teletype shows alcohol was the cause of the collision; the report listed an odor of alcohol for the driver’s condition. It was sleeting at the time of the accident and roadways were icy, the report shows.
The OHP reported seat belts were in use by Adair and Eredny.
The trooper was assisted at the scene by the Prague police and fire departments.