Personal injury collision in Noble County
Team Radio Marketing Group - December 22, 2019 8:15 pm
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported that a personal injury collision occurred at about 1:31 p.m. Sunday on I35 southbound near mile marker 191.5, which is about five-and-a-half miles north of Perry, OK in Noble County.
The patrol said the accident involved a 2017 Toyota Tacoma pickup driven by Mervin Johnson (SIC), 83, of Norman, OK. Johnsons was transported by Mediflight to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, OK in critical condition, where he was admitted with head, trunk external, and trunk internal injuries.
The second vehicle involved was a 2014 International box truck, which was unoccupied at the time of the collision.
The Highway Patrol’s report stated that Johnson’s vehicle was southbound on I35, departed the roadway to the right, and struck the second vehicle, which was parked and unoccupied on the shoulder. Johnson was pinned for approximately 30 minutes before being freed by the Perry Fire Department. A seatbelt was equipped and in use. The report indicates that Johnson’s condition at the time and the cause of the collision are still under investigation.
Investigated by Lieutenant Gabe Leach #167. Assisted by Trooper Chris Vaughan #832, Noble County Sherriff’s office, Perry Fire Department, and Mediflight.
This report is based upon the trooper’s investigation of this collision. It may contain the opinion of the trooper.