A Seminole man who was allegedly eluding a Pottawatomie County Sheriff's deputy when his vehicle crashed south of Tecumseh remained hospitalized Wednesday night in fair condition.

A Seminole man who was allegedly eluding a Pottawatomie County Sheriff's deputy when his vehicle crashed south of Tecumseh remained hospitalized Wednesday night in fair condition.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol's report shows the pursuit and accident occurred late Monday night on Little River Road, just west of Skaggs City Road, about two miles south of Tecumseh.

A 1999 Buick LeSabre driven by Cody L. Hays, 30, Seminole, was traveling westbound on Little River Road, the OHP reported, while attempting to elude a Pottawatomie County deputy.

Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Lt. Travis Dinwiddie said two deputies were responding to a call in that area involving a domestic disturbance in progress. One deputy went to the residence and the other was patrolling the area and encountered the suspect vehicle and activated his lights and sirens for a traffic stop, he said.

Dinwiddie said the driver of that vehicle took off, and was going at least 80 mph on the gravel roadway.

During the pursuit, Hays lost control of the vehicle on the gravel roadway, the OHP reported, causing the vehicle to depart the roadway to the right and strike a dirt embankment. The vehicle continued west and struck a fence line before overturning one time and striking a tree before coming to rest on its wheels.

The patrol said the driver was ejected about five feet from the vehicle.

Hays was transported by REACT EMS to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, where he was initially admitted in guarded condition with head and trunk internal injuries. A nurse supervisor at OU Medical center reported Hays was listed in fair condition Wednesday evening.

OHP has listed cause of the accident as unsafe speed; seat belts were not in use.

The accident was investigated by Trooper Troy Thompson of the Pottawatomie County Detachment of Troop A. He was assisted by Trooper Jason Owens of the Oklahoma County Detachment of Troop A, as well as the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office and Tecumseh Fire and Rescue.

Dinwiddie said case reports involving the domestic incident and the pursuit will be completed and turned over to the district attorney's office for consideration of any formal charges.