A Sulphur man was injured in single-vehicle wreck over the weekend and authorities suspect alcohol was involved.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Jay Clary said the wreck occurred on Nelson Road one-and-a-half miles north of State Highway 7 just before midnight Saturday.
Stephen Walker, 34, was driving a 1985 Ford pickup south on Nelson Road when he “ran off the road to the right, overcorrected, then ran off the roadway to the left, overturning one-half time,” Clary said.
Walker was taken by Murray County EMS to Arbuckle Memorial Hospital in Sulphur. He was then taken by Eagle Med to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City and admitted with head injuries. Clary listed Walker as stable.
Clary said Walker was not wearing a seat belt and, based on his investigative opinion, listed Walker’s condition as being impaired by drinking alcohol.
Sulphur police, National Parks Service officials and Sulphur firefighters also responded.