Ponca City girl injured in accident north of Newkirk

Ponca City Now - September 12, 2019 4:13 pm

A 17-year-old Ponca City girl was transported by AirEvac to St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa following an accident at approximately 9:42 a.m. Thursday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

The accident occurred on U.S. 77 one tenth of a mile south of Judo Road, about 6.9 miles north of Newkirk in Kay County.

The girl, whose name is withheld because of her age, was driving a 2002 Toyota Tacoma. The vehicle was northbound on U.S. 77 and turned left in front of a 2006 Peterbilt truck driven by Richard Ray Howard, 55, of Sanger, Texas, the Highway Patrol reported. He was not injured.

The girl was listed in critical condition with head, leg, and trunk internal injuries, the Patrol reported.


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