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August 31, 2013

2 accidents, 2 local women admitted to OU Medical Center

DUNCAN — Two young Stephens County women were involved in separate accidents this week, with both being taken to OU Medical Center, according to reports released by Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Sarah Fortney, 22, of Duncan, was mediflighted from Duncan Regional Hospital, to OU Medical Center, following an accident at 12:13 a.m. Wednesday, according to a report released by OHP Troop G.

Fortney was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo eastbound on old State Highway, .1 mile west of Gaddis Road in Stephens County, when the vehicle ran off the road to the right. Fortney overcorrected, then veering off the road to the left and making impact with a tree.

She was transported from the scene by AMR to DRH, then by mediflight to OU Medical Center where she was admitted with head and leg injuries. The accident report listed her in serious condition.

No other information was available.

Lauren Marie Dorsey, 19, of Marlow, was taken by air evac to OU Medical Center where she was admitted in stable condition with a head injury. Dorsey was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier eastbound on ST 29, 4.5 miles east of Elmore City in Garvin County, on Aug. 26, when she ran off the roadway to the right. The vehicle struck a sign and a bridge rail.

No other information was available.

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