By Randy Mitchell
SCULLIN — An 11-year-old child was injured in a crash in which authorities say alcohol was involved.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Jay Clary said the crash occurred on State Highway 7 near SH 1 seven miles east of Sulphur at 2:22 p.m. Sunday. Shalane Sampson, 37, Ravia, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier east when she “departed the roadway to the left, entered into a broadslide striking a railroad crossing signal,” Clary said. “The vehicle continued another 150 feet, overturning one-half time coming to rest on its top.”
A passenger in the vehicle, 11-year-old Patrick LeFlore of Ravia, was taken by Eagle Med to OU Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City and admitted with head and external injuries. He is listed as stable.
Sampson was taken by Eagle Med to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City and admitted with a head injury. She is listed as stable. Clary said seat belts were in use.
Based on his investigative opinion, Clary said Sampson had and “odor of alcohol” and listed the cause of the crash as driving under the influence.