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2-year-old dies of injuries suffered in collision

Ponca City Now - April 29, 2019 3:04 pm

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports a 2-year-old boy died Thursday, April 25, of injuries he suffered in a collision on April 21 on State Highway 33, just west of Cushing in Payne County.

The child had been transported by medical helicopter to St Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

He was a passenger in a 2004 Ford Expedition SUV driven by Chants W. Lawrence, 19, of Shamrock, Oklahoma.  Lawrence also was transported by medical helicopter to St Francis Hospital in Tulsa, where he was admitted in serious condition with head and trunk external injuries.

Passenger Dena C.E. Thomas, 19, also of  Shamrock, Oklahoma, was also transported by medical helicopter to St Francis Hospital, where she was admitted in stable condition with leg and trunk external injuries.

Lawrence’s vehicle collided with a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban SUV driven by a 17-year-old boy of Cushing, Oklahoma. He was transported by Lifenet EMS to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City and admitted in stable condition with head injuries.

A passenger in the SUV, Summer L. Pritchett, 18, of Cushing, was transported by medical helicopter to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, where she was admitted in stable condition with leg injuries.

The Highway Patrol reports Lawrence’s vehicle was westbound on State Highway 33 and  the SUV was eastbound on State Highway 33. The two vehicles  collided on the eastbound shoulder.

The collision remains under investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s Traffic Homicide Unit.

 

 

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