3 area residents injured in wreck

Johnston County Sheriff’s Department / FacebookEmergency personnel work the scene of a two-vehicle collision Tuesday near Connerville. Three area residents were injured in the crash.

Three area residents were injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle collision in Johnston County.

The wreck occurred at 3:29 p.m. on U.S. 377 just north of Connerville, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

OHP Trooper Colby Murray said 22-year-old Dekana Blackwell of Ada was driving a 2011 GMC Sierra north when he lost control while driving over an icy bridge. The pickup slid into the southbound lane and slammed into a 2011 Hyundai Sonata, which was driven south by 22-year-old Deonte Greenhoward of Ada.

Greenhoward was pinned in the wreckage for about 15 minutes before he was freed by Tishomingo firefighters using hydraulic prying and cutting tools.

Greenhoward was taken by Johnston County EMS to Mercy Hospital Ada, then taken to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City and admitted with a leg injury. He was listed in good condition, Murray said.

Blackwell was taken by Mercy EMS to the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center in Ada, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.

A passenger in the pickup who was thrown from the vehicle during the wreck, 34-year-old Harlean Hamilton of Stonewall, was taken by Johnston County EMS to Mercy Hospital Ada, then taken to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City and admitted with internal injuries. He too was listed in good condition, Murray said.

Murray listed the cause of the wreck as “unsafe speed for ice or snow on roadway.”

Johnston County sheriff’s deputies and firefighters from Connerville and Reagan also responded.

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