The Duncan Banner

February 22, 2009

Comanche woman dies in accident

Children in stable condition

Ron Booth

COMANCHE — A single-car accident resulted in the death of a Comanche woman around 9:30 p.m. Friday night, and sent two children to the hospital.

According to the report filed by Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Chance Lipe, Bobbie Jo Adams, 28, was driving north on Nally Road, three miles south of Oklahoma Highway 7, when her 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier left the road way to the left for an unknown reason. The Cavalier struck a tree on the driver’s side, and rotated counter clockwise, striking another tree on the passenger side and continued northbound.

Adams was thrown 57 feet from the car. John Daniel Skeen Jr., 7, of Comanche was ejected 68 feet and Alexia Danielle Skeen, 8, of Comanche was thrown from the vehicle an unknown distance.

Adams expired at the scene from head and internal trunk injuries, while John Daniel and Alexia Danielle were transported to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City by Eagle Med out of Ardmore. John Daniel was admitted in serious condition, and Alexia Danielle was admitted in fair condition. Both had head and internal trunk injuries. As of Saturday at 2 p.m., both John Daniel and Alexia Danielle were listed in stable condition, representatives of OU Medical Center said.

Seatbelts were not in use by any of the occupants. Airbags were equipped and deployed in the car, the report said.

Lipe was assisted in his investigation by OHP Lt. Jerry Howell and Trooper Mark Smith of the Jefferson County detachment. Other agencies that assisted were Eagle Med out of Ardmore, Loco Fire Department, Velma Fire Department, Velma Police Department and Stephens County Sheriff’s Department.