A Holdenville teen was injured in a single-vehicle wreck Sunday and authorities report alcohol was involved.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Brian Iker said Ryan Jacobs was driving a 1996 Chevrolet west on a county road when the crash occurred at 4:05 a.m. one-and-a-half miles west of Holdenville.
“(Jocobs) departed the roadway to the left and struck a ditch,” Iker said in a report. “The vehicle overturned three-quarters of a time coming to rest on the driver’s side.”
Jacobs was taken by personal vehicle to Holdenville General Hospital and admitted with head injuries. He is listed as stable. Iker doesn’t know if Jacobs was wearing a seat belt and based on his investigative opinion, said the cause of the wreck was due to driving under the influence.
A McLoud teen was also injured in a single-vehicle wreck two miles west of Seminole Sunday. Iker said the wreck occurred on a county road at 7:06 a.m.
Mercedes Combs, 17, McLoud, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet south when she “ran off the roadway to the left, overcorrected and ran off the roadway to the right,” Iker said. “The vehicle struck a fence and overturned end-over-end approximately one-half time, coming to rest on it’s top.”
Combs was taken by Seminole EMS to Unity Hospital in Shawnee and admitted with leg, head and trunk internal injuries. She is listed as stable.
A passenger, Shawn Gray, 16, Tecumseh, refused treatment at the scene and another passenger, 18-year-old Mathew Simms of Shawnee, was not injured. Iker said Combs and Gray were not wearing a seat belt and based on his investigative opinion, said the cause of the wreck was due to driving under the influence.