An Allen man was injured in a two-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon near Ada.

Ricky Mead, 67, was taken to Mercy Hospital Ada and was later airlifted to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, where he was admitted in critical but stable condition with internal trunk and neck injuries. The other driver, 37-year-old Jeremy Howze of Stigler, was not injured.

The OHP is still investigating the cause of the collision, which occurred at 4:33 p.m. Thursday on state Highway 1 and County Road 3610, about 2.1 miles east of Ada.

Mead was driving a 2011 GMC pickup truck, and Howze was driving a 2002 Peterbilt semi-truck.

The condition of both drivers was apparently normal, and they were both wearing seat belts, according to the OHP. Mead’s truck was equipped with airbags, which were deployed, but Howze’s semi-truck did not have airbags.

An OU Medical Center spokeswoman said Friday morning that Mead was in fair condition.

Eric Swanson is the City Hall and general assignment reporter for The Ada News. He spent 15 years working at the Dodge City Daily Globe in Dodge City, Kansas, before joining The Ada News’ staff in 2012.