The Pryor Times

November 30, 2013

Signing out on holiday travel

Cydney Baron
Staff Reporter

PRYOR, OK — Holiday traveling did not go as planned for Texas couple traveling into Pryor Wednesday morning.

Around 7:30 a.m., Pryor Police Department responded to a two-vehicle accident on south Highway 69, in front of Econolodge.

On scene, officers Dustin Vanhorn and Jeremy Cantrell provided an unofficial report of what happened. The officers said the Volvo V70 SUV was traveling northbound on Highway 69 and a PT Cruiser was traveling the same direction in the inside lane.

“It appeared the Volvo driver attempted to take evasive action to get around the Cruiser. It impacted the rear end of the Cruiser and spun it into the center median,” said Cantrell.

From the impact, the hood of the Volvo flew up. Unable to see, the driver veered off the highway and drove directly into the “Welcome to Pryor” sign on the east side of the roadway.

“Both individuals in the Volvo are fine and the driver of the Cruiser is fine,” said Cantrell. “Honestly, it’s a good thing that hood came up. It helped protect the windshield and the passaners from the wood of the sign.”