OIL CENTER — Two Ada residents, including a pregnant woman, were injured Monday in a two-vehicle collision near Oil Center.
The wreck occurred at 8:20 a.m. on state Highway 3 about two miles west of Oil Center.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Rob Benedict said 23-year-old Kindelle Lanae Allen of Ada was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu east on SH 3 when she crossed the center line.
James Atkinson, 79, of Ada was driving a 2000 Ford F150 pickup west on SH 3. Atkinson took evasive action by steering to the right and applying the brakes. The two vehicles collided — driver’s side to driver’s side — on the fog line of the westbound lane of traffic.
Allen and Atkinson were removed from the vehicles by firefighters from Ada and Oil Center.
Allen, who is pregnant, was taken by Air Evac to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City and admitted with multiple injuries. A spokesperson with OU Medical Center said at 1:45 p.m. Monday, Allen was in critical condition.
Two children passengers in the Malibu, ages 2 and 4, were not injured and were taken from the scene by their grandmother.
Atkinson was taken by Mercy EMS to Mercy Hospital Ada where he was admitted in fair condition with trunk internal injuries and leg injuries.
Allen told emergency responders she thought she fell asleep before crossing the center line. Benedict listed the cause of the wreck as sleepy driver. All involved were wearing safety restraints.
Pontotoc County sheriff’s deputies, Chickasaw Lighthorse police and workers with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation also responded.