1 Killed, 2 Injured in Oklahoma Car Crash
Posted on Aug 25, 2013
A car crash in Oklahoma has left one man dead and two women injured. According to an accident report filed by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a 2004 Dodge pickup, driven by Jennifer Kimbro, was heading westbound on Oklahoma Highway 7 in Duncan. The car drifted left of the center, Kimbro overcorrected and the car went off the highway to the right, about 385 feet. The report said that the vehicle "took evasive action, overcorrected, went into a broad slide across both lanes and rolled approximately four times. All three occupants were ejected."
Shelby Blessin, 25, of Ratcliff died from injuries sustained in the accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office. Kimbro, 24, of Wynnewood was transported to Duncan Regional Hospital where she was listed in serious condition with internal trunk, arm and leg injuries. The other passenger, Kristy Bowen, 43, also from Wynnewood, was listed in critical condition at Comanche County Memorial Hospital with head, internal trunk, and arm and leg injuries. No one in the car was wearing a seat belt and the airbags did not deploy.
The car crash is still under investigation, but the accident report also stated that the driver had an "odor of alcoholic beverage."
The accident closed a section of Oklahoma State Highway 7 for over 4 hours and in addition to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, other agencies that helped at the accident scene included the Stephens County Sheriff's Department, Duncan Police Department, Duncan Fire Department, Oakridge Fire Department, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, American Medical Response EMS, Medical Examiner's Office and the Lawton Police Department.
Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the individuals who were injured or killed in this tragic crash.