CHOCTAW COUNTY – A multi-vehicle pileup near a construction area resulted in three people being sent to area hospitals on Thursday afternoon.
The accident happened about 5:35 p.m. approximately 3.4 miles west of Boswell on U.S. Highway 70.
Cactus Williams, 19, of Bokchito, was driving a 2008 Dodge Ram westbound on Highway 70. Vehicles were stopped in from of the Ram on the highway due to construction, according to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Williams’ vehicle hit a Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Philip Brown, 25, of Grant, Okla. Brown’s vehicle was stopped. The collision caused Brown’s vehicle to hit a 2012 Nissan Sonata, which struck a 2015 Volvo Semi.
The Dodge Ram departed the roadway to the right and came to a stop in a ditch.
The driver of the Sonata, an unnamed 16-year-old girl from Durant, was pinned for approximately 30 minutes in her car and was extricated by Boswell Fire Department using the Hurst tool.
The Durant teen was transported by Choctaw County EMS to Choctaw Memorial Hospital in Hugo and admitted in stable condition with head, leg, and trunk internal injuries.
Williams was transported by Bryan County EMS to Alliance Health in Durant and admitted in stable condition with leg and trunk internal injuries.
Brown was transported by Air Evac to Medial City Plano in Plano, Texas and admitted in stable condition with head injuries. A passenger in his car was not injured.
The driver of the semi was not injured.
The accident is still under investigation. Seatbelts were equipped in all vehicles and in use by all, according to the report. Airbags deployed in each vehicle but the semi.
The OHP was assisted in the investigation by the Choctaw County EMS, Bryan County EMS, Boswell Fire Department, and Boswell Police Department.