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June 14th, 2021

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The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has been kept busy with some extra calls recently, starting with a one-vehicle accident in eastern Beaver County, Okla., that left the driver pinned in the vehicle for about a half hour Thursday.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the wreck happened about six miles east of Slapout, Okla., on U.S. Highway 270 at Beaver  County Road NS168. The report did not specify what time the accident occurred.

OHP said a 2007 Mazda departed the roadway to the right, struck a mound of dirt, went airborne, struck another mound of dirt, flipped end over end and came to rest on the driver’s side door.

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The report said the driver, 18-year-old Jessica Roberts of Tonkawa, Okla., was pinned for in the vehicle for about 30 minutes and freed by workers from the Laverne, Okla., Fire Department.

Roberts was transported by ambulance to Newman Memorial Hospital in Shattuck, Okla. She was transferred by Mediflight to Northwest Texas Healthcare in Amarillo, Texas, where she was admitted in stable condition with trunk internal, head, arm and leg injuries.

OHP ruled the cause of the accident as failure to maintain lane. Roberts was wearing a seat belt at the time.

Authorities with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol have ruled sleepiness as the cause of an accident early Saturday morning in Beaver County, Okla.

The agency reported around 2:40 a.m. Saturday, a 2006 Saturn Vue was southbound on U.S. Highway 83 nearly four miles north of Turpin, Okla.

OHP said the Vue’s driver lost control and departed the roadway to the left. The vehicle rolled two and a quarter times coming to rest on the driver’s side.

The driver, 23-year-old Alex Garcia of Amarillo, Texas, was transported by Liberal EMS to Southwest Medical Center and later to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He was admitted in stable condition with trunk internal injuries.

OHP said the cause of the collision was sleepiness. Garcia was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

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