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May 16, 2013

Wreck sends driver to the hospital

Emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle accident on Highway 69, Monday around 9:30 p.m.

Pryor Police Department, Pryor Fire Department, Mayes Emergency Services Trust Authority (MESTA) and Oklahoma Highway Patrol all responded to the scene.

A witness in a nearby vehicle saw the accident. She said the vehicle involved was driving down Highway 69 when it swerved and ran over a street sign. Crossing both lanes of traffic, the vehicle became airborne and passed over the railroad tracks. The vehicle then came to rest on the west side of the highway.

A Pryor police officer confirmed that statement and added that the driver was headed southbound. The vehicle, a 2000 Mercury Villager, was driven by a female and had one male and two female passengers. Of the four people in the vehicle at least one was a minor. The witness said she overheard one of the passengers say the driver was huffing while operating the vehicle.

Huffing is when a chemically soaked rag is held to the face and the substance is inhaled to get high.

Law enforcement on the scene did not confirm the use or presence of drugs.

The driver was transported by MESTA to an unnamed hospital in Tulsa. The individuals’ names and the condition of the driver have yet to be released.

The witness said she hopes the individuals involved see some

consequences, as the vehicle could have easily collided with her vehicle. The witness, who was travelling with her husband and two-month old child was relieved that her family was not harmed.

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