Ponca City man injured in train-semi collision

Ponca City Now - November 12, 2019 4:26 pm

A Ponca City man was injured in a collision with a train at approximately 11:17 a.m. Tuesday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

The collision occured on County Road Cowboy Hill, about .8 mile east of State Highway 156, six miles south and two miles west of Ponca City.

Johnny M. Jones, 47, of Ponca City was driving a 1999 Freightliner semi, the Patrol reported. The Trooper investigating  the collision said Jones approached the railroad tracks and did not see a freight train driven by Matthew Hall, 39, of Tulsa. Neither Hall nor a passenger on the train, David Kuchar, 45, of Tulsa, were injured.

Jones was transported by Ponca City EMS to Alliance Health Ponca City and was admitted in stable condition with head, trunk internal, arm and leg injuries.

The collision was investigated by Trooper Josh Kelle K493 of the Kay/Noble Detachment of Troop K-Perry.  He was assisted by Ponca City EMS, Ranch Drive Fire Department, and Kay County Sheriff’s Office.

 

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