Two killed in Kay County vehicle collision
Team Radio Marketing Group - October 18, 2020 9:11 pm
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported that a fatality collision occurred at about 10:33 a.m. Sunday on State Highway 11 between Waverly and Union, about 3 miles north of Ponca City, OK in Kay County.
The patrol said the accident involved a 2013 Ford F150 driven by Jerry Johns, 73, of Ponca City, OK. Johns was declared deceased by Ponca City EMS on scene due to injuries sustained from the crash. He was transported by the Medical Examiner to their office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The second vehicle involved was a 2015 Ford Expedition driven by John Holden, 74, of Braman, OK. Holden was also declared deceased by Ponca City EMS on scene due to injuries sustained from the crash. He was also transported by the Medical Examiner to their office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
A passenger in Holden’s vehicle, Andrew Holden, 38, of Braman, OK was transported by Ponca City EMS to AllianceHealth Ponca City and then to Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he was admitted in fair condition due to head and internal trunk injuries.
A second passenger in Holden’s vehicle, a 4-year-old juvenile whose name has been withheld was transported by Ponca City EMS to AllianceHealth Ponca City and then to OU Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and admitted in fair condition due to head and internal trunk injuries.
The Highway Patrol’s report stated that Johns’ vehicle was traveling westbound on State Highway 11. Johns’ vehicle crossed the center line into the eastbound lane, then entered the eastbound shoulder, striking Holden’s vehicle head-on. Holden’s vehicle rolled 1/2 a time, coming to rest on its top before catching fire.
Drivers of both vehicles were pinned for approximately 3.5 hours before being extricated by Ponca City Fire, Newkirk Fire, and Kildare Fire, using the Hurst tool. Seatbelts were equipped in both vehicles, they were not in use in Johns’ vehicle, and it has not been determined whether they were in use in Holden’s vehicle. Airbags were equipped and deployed in both vehicles. The report indicates that there was an odor of alcohol on Johns. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.
Investigated by Trooper Beck #700 of the Kay/Noble County Detachment of Troop K. Assisted by Trooper Harper #239 of the Payne/Noble County Detachment of Troop K, Kay County Sheriff’s Office, Ponca City Fire & EMS, Kildare Fire Department, and Newkirk Fire Department.
This report is based upon the trooper’s investigation of this collision. It may contain the opinion of the trooper.