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June 17, 2014

Ada man dies in wreck

Three injured in Sulphur crash

OIL CENTER — An Ada man died in a rollover wreck near Oil Center Saturday evening.

The wreck occurred on County Road 3470 just after 7 p.m. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Keith Teel said 20-year-old Brandon Hatton was driving a 2006 Ford pickup north on CR 3470 when he met a southbound vehicle after topping a hill. Hatton ran off the road to the right and hit a culvert, causing the vehicle to roll an undetermined amount of times. Hatton was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene, Teel said in a report.

Based on his investigation, Teel listed the cause of the wreck as unsafe speed and said seat belts were not in use.

Firefighters from Ada and Oil Center, Chickasaw Lighthorse police and Pontotoc County sheriff's deputies also responded.

In a wreck on Sunday, three Sulphur residents were injured and authorities believe drugs were involved.

The wreck occurred on a county road two-and-a-third miles south of Sulphur at 11:52 a.m. OHP Lt. Jay Clary said 24-year-old Calvin Smith was driving a 2003 KIA and ran off the road to the left, drove through a fence and hit a tree.

Smith was taken by Murray County EMS to to Arbuckle Memorial Hospital in Sulphur and admitted with head injuries. He was listed as stable.

A passenger, 33-year-old April Sledd, was taken by medical helicopter to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City and admitted in serious condition with arm, trunk internal and external injuries.

Another passenger, 39-year-old Melissa Robinson, was taken by Murray County EMS to Arbuckle Memorial Hospital in Sulphur, then taken by Murray County EMS to OU Medical Center and admitted with trunk internal and external injuries. She is listed as stable.

Based on his investigation, Clary listed Smith's condition, as well as the cause of the crash as driving under the influence of drugs.

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