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These three Ada high school football players were injured in a crash Saturday night along with two ninth grade football players. - Ada, Oklahoma

Ada High School officials said students were somber after learning five fellow students were involved in an auto accident Saturday night, three of which were critically injured.

Mike Anderson, Ada High School athletic director, said the mood of students Monday was that of concern.

“We have people in place should the need arise for anyone to talk to,” Anderson said.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those students involved in Saturday’s accident. The health and well being of these young men are our highest priority and we’re hopeful for their full and speedy recovery.”

Student athletes Robert Quarterman, 19, Terrance Banner, 16, Desmond Ferguson, 16, Darrius Ferguson, 14, and Austin Peteet, 15, were injured in the accident.

Brothers Desmond and Darrius Ferguson were taken to OU Medical Center after the accident. Monday, Darrius was upgraded to fair condition and taken out of the Intensive Care Unit.

Desmond Ferguson remains in critical condition.

Quarterman, Banner and Peteet were reportedly taken to Valley View Regional Hospital. VVRH policy does not allow condition reports to be released to media.

A source close to the families said Quarterman remains in intensive care at Valley View Regional Hospital while Banner and Peteet were treated and released.

Quarterman, Banner and Desmond Ferguson play football for Ada High and Peteet and Darrius Ferguson play for the ninth grade football team.

Anderson said an Ada junior varsity football game scheduld for Monday evening was postponed until a later time.

Many students at Ada Schools are concerned and care about the young men involved in the crash. Monday, students were able to gather several hundred dollars to help victims’ families with medical expenses related to the accident.

A friend of the Ferguson family contacted Ada Evening News staff and said a fund is set up for the Ferguson brothers at Citizens Bank.

Police said Quarterman was driving north in the 2200 block of North Broadway when he ran off the road.

The out-of-control vehicle crossed Napier Street and traveled 30 feet before crashing into a concrete block building owned by Woods Dirt Contractors, Inc.

Officials with the police department said because alcohol was involved, a criminal investigation will be conducted. However, details on the investigation are not yet available.