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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Three adults, four children hurt in crash; helicopters respond

  • Three adults and four children were injured in a serious two-vehicle head-on collision along SH 3 Friday morning near Shawnee, with three helicopters as well as ground ambulances responding to that scene.
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  • Three adults and four children were injured in a serious two-vehicle head-on collision along SH 3 Friday morning near Shawnee, with three helicopters as well as ground ambulances responding to that scene.
    The accident occurred just before 11 a.m. on SH 3, just south of SH 99A in Pottawatomie County.
    Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers investigated the accident as Pottawatomie County and Seminole County sheriff’s deputies provided traffic control. The roadway had to be shut down for about an hour as emergency crews worked that scene.
    Trooper Tyson Wright’s report shows a 2013 Chrysler 200 driven by Debronza Huntley, 22, Wewoka, was westbound on SH 3 when she went left of center and entered the eastbound lane.
    The OHP said the Chrysler 200 struck head-on an eastbound 2012 Chrysler Town and Country van driven by Tamera Wilkerson, 32, Shawnee, the OHP reported.
    Wilkerson, who had an adult passenger as well as four children in her van, suffered a head injury as well as internal trunk and external leg and arm injuries. She went by ambulance to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, where she was listed in stable condition, the OHP reported.
    Her adult passenger, Jeannette Gibbons, 54, McLoud, also had head and internal and external trunk injuries. She went by ambulance to St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital, where she was treated for her injuries and released.
    Three of the four children in the van were airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.
    A 9-year-old boy of Harrah and a 2-year-old girl from Shawnee both went by Medi Flight helicopter ambulances with internal and external trunk injuries. The girl was in serious condition and the boy was listed in stable condition, Wright reported.
    A 5-year-old girl from Harrah who was taken by Air Evac helicopter to Children’s Hospital with internal trunk and external injuries, also was listed in stable condition.
    A 5-year-old boy from Shawnee went to Children’s Hospital by REACT ambulance with internal trunk and external arm injuries. He also was in stable condition Friday night.
    The trooper’s report also shows that Huntley, who had no passengers in the Chrysler 200, was transported by REACT ambulance to St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital for treatment of internal trunk injuries as well as external and leg and arm injuries. She was listed in stable condition.
    Trooper Wright’s report shows seat belts were in use by everyone in both vehicles and two of three child restraints were in use.
    Conditions of both drivers at the time of the crash is under investigation, along with cause of the accident.
    Trooper Wright was assisted at the scene by Troopers Troy Thompson, Brian Bagwell, Jeff Jordan, Justin Miller and Lt. Richard Losurdo. Also assisting were Pottawatomie and Seminole County sheriff’s deputies, Earlsboro firefighters as well as REACT EMS.

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