- Ada, Oklahoma

March 29, 2013

Two injured in three-vehicle crash

Eric Swanson Staff Writer
The Ada News

Ada —  

Two people were injured in a three-vehicle wreck Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Arlington and Highland.

Ada resident Delberta R. Kiefer had a green light and was crossing the intersection heading south, according to Patrol Officer Brad Rhoads’ accident report. Ada resident Shantry D. Hilliard was traveling east and had a red light, but he ran the light and struck Kiefer’s 2000 Ford Focus.

Hilliard then headed southeast and struck a 1997 Buick LeSabre driven by Ada resident Estelle Moss, who was waiting to turn from Highland onto Arlington.

Kiefer and Hilliard were both injured, but Moss was not hurt. Kiefer’s passenger, Ada resident Stephanie M. Skinner, also escaped injury.

Witnesses later told Rhoads that northbound and southbound traffic at the intersection had a green light, and eastbound traffic had a red light.

Rhoads said he spoke to Hilliard at Valley View Regional Hospital, and Hilliard said he couldn’t tell whether the traffic light was red or green. Consequently, Hilliard proceeded through the intersection as if he had a green light.

Rhoads said he read the state’s implied consent request for a blood test for Hilliard who agreed to take the test.

“During the reading of the test, he kept repeating that he hadn’t had anything to drink,” Rhoads wrote. “I explained that I felt he was under the influence of intoxicants.”

Rhoads said a nurse drew blood from Hilliard’s left inner arm, and the results will be sent to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for further testing.

Hilliard was cited for driving under the influence and disobeying a stop light, according to Rhoads’ report.