One man was killed and six others were injured in area accidents over the holiday weekend, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP).
Two Grove residents received minor injuries in a two-car accident south of Pryor over the holiday weekend, the OHP reported.
Rance D. Kitlen, 34 and Jamie N. Kitlen, 33, were transported to the Mayes County Medical Center in Pryor.† They were both treated and released, the patrol reported.
The accident happened around 7 p.m. on Saturday.
According to the patrol, the Kitlen vehicle was traveling northbound on a country road when a vehicle driven by Chance P. Page, 24, of Big Cabin failed to stop at a stop sign at an intersection. Kitlenís vehicle hit the Page vehicle on the passenger side, throwing Kameron C. Pender, 19, of Pryor approximately 50 feet.
Both men were also treated and released from Mayes County Medical Center while another passenger, Hazel Panther, 50, of Pryor, was flown by helicopter to St. Francis Hospital were she was admitted in critical condition after being thrown approximately 50 feet from the vehicle, the patrol reported.
A Wyandotte woman involved in an accident over the holiday weekend was admitted to a Miami hospital after her vehicle ran off the road and hit a fence, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
Julie Murray, 28, was admitted to the hospital on Friday with head injuries.† The accident happened around 5:30 a.m. on U.S. Highway 69A about a mile north of Miami, the patrol reported.
Murrayís vehicle ran off the road, traveled about 120 feet striking a fence and continuing another 27 more feet striking two trees, the patrol reported.
A Craig County man died after his vehicle rolled over him, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
Christopher Lawrence Ahrens, 23, died December 24 around 1 a.m. from head and trunk internal injuries.†
Ahrensí vehicle was traveling up a steep hill and for an unknown reason rolled back down an embankment pinning Ahrens, who was trying to exit the vehicle, under the front driverís side tire, the patrol said.