Two Ponca City residents injured in fatal Grant County accident
Beverly Bryant - October 17, 2016 11:01 am
A fatal collision occurred about 3:20 a.m. Saturday on Garvin Road, three quarters of a mile east of State Highway 74, which is one mile north and three quarters of a mile east of Lamont, Oklahoma, in Grant County.
Two Ponca City residents were among those injured in the collision, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
A 1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by Jessen Evann Hodges, 20, of Lamont, Oklahoma, was traveling eastbound on Garvin Road, marked as a dead end road. For unknown reasons, Hodges drove off the end of the road or embankment, falling into the creek below, where it came to rest.
Hodges was transported by Miller EMS of Medford, Oklahoma, to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas, where he was admitted for head and trunk internal injuries. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said he was listed in critical but stable condition. He was pinned for one and a half hours and was freed by Lamont Fire Department.
Passenger Parker Dale Lanning, 22, of Lamont was pronounced dead at the scene by Miller EMS paramedic of Medford. His body was transported by Wilson Funeral Home to the funeral home in Pond Creek, where he will later be transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Oklahoma City. Lanning was pinned for approximately three hours and forty minutes before he was freed by Lamont Fire Department using the jaws of life.
Passenger Nicholas Taylor Brazda, 18, of Lamont was transported by Pond Creek EMS to St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid, Oklahoma, where he was admitted with head, leg and arm injuries. The Highway Patrol said he was listed in stable condition. he was pinned for 45 minutes to an hour and was freed by Lamont Fire Department.
A 17-year-old boy from Ponca City was transported by Pond Creek EMS to St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid, Oklahoma, where he was admitted with trunk internal and leg injuries. The patrol reported he is listed in stable condition. He also was pinned for 45 minutes to an hour.
Tyler Anthony Testa, 23, of Ponca City, was transported by private vehicle to St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid, where he was treated for arm and leg injuries and released. The Highway Patrol said Testa was partly ejected, freed himself and walked away.
The patrol said the accident is still under investigation. None of those in the vehicle were wearing their seat belts, the patrol reported.