Ponca City resident injured in Noble County collision
The Associated Press - September 9, 2019 5:47 pm
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported that a personal injury collision occurred at about 12:39 p.m. Monday on State Highway 15 East, about 3.5 miles south of Red Rock, OK in Noble County.
The patrol said that the accident involved a 2019 Dodge Ram, driven by Harold Hutchins (SIC), 68, of Ponca City, OK. Hutchins was transported by AirEvac to OU Medical in Oklahoma City, OK where he was admitted in stable but critical condition with leg injuries.
The second vehicle involved was a 2018 Peterbilt driven by Dwayne Spears (SIC), 35, of Briggsvile, AR. Spears was not injured.
The Highway Patrol’s report stated that Hutchins’ vehicle was travelling northbound on US177. Spears’ vehicle was travelling southbound on US177. Hutchins’ vehicle travelled left of center and struck Spears’ vehicle in the front driver side. Hutchins was pinned for approximately 1 hour before being freed by Ponca City Fire/EMS using extraction tools. Seatbelts were equipped and in use by both drivers. Airbags were equipped and all deployed in Spears’ vehicle. The condition of both drivers was apparently normal and the he cause of the collision is still under investigation.
Investigated by Trooper Beck #700 of the Kay/Noble Detachment of Troop K. Assisted by Trooper Snyder #217, Trooper Harmon #506, Ponca City Fire/EMS, Otoe Missouria Police Department, Red Rock Fire Department, AirEvac, and Perry Fire Department.
This report is based upon the trooper’s investigation of this collision. It may contain the opinion of the trooper.