Injury Accident

Victims are loaded into an ambulance after a rollover wreck west of Vanoss Friday. Six people were injured.


Six people were injured, one critically, in a rollover wreck west of Vanoss Friday.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Brian Bagwell said the crash happened on County Road 1540 one mile south and two miles east of Stratford just before 6:30 p.m.

Amanda Sims, 30, Ada, was driving a 2001 Ford Explorer west on CR 1540 when she ran off the road to the right and overcorrected, causing the vehicle to roll two-and-a-half times.

One passenger, John Sutton, 14, Seminole, was thrown from the SUV which then landed on top of him. He was taken by Eagle Med to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City and admitted in critical condition with head and internal injuries. Bagwell said he was not wearing a seat belt.

Sims was taken by Valley View EMS to Valley View Regional Hospital (VVRH) and admitted with head, arm and leg injuries. She is listed as stable.

Four other passengers in the vehicle, Steven Kenyon, 14, Ada; Annie Sims, 8, Ada; Gracie Sims, 9, Ada; and Lois Sims, 6, Ada, were taken by Valley View and Stratford EMS to VVRH and treated for minor injuries and released.

Bagwell said the cause of the wreck is under investigation. Firefighters from Vanoss and Ada, Stratford police, Pontotoc County sheriff’s deputies and Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse police also responded.

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