One Marlow resident was injured and sent to OU Medical Center after the vehicle in which he was a passenger left the road and collided with a tree at about 1:20 p.m. July 4, north of Bray, Oklahoma.
According to reports, Jerry Boyce, 35, was riding in a truck driven by Katrina Whitehead, 56, also of Marlow. The vehicle was traveling west when the vehicle drifted to the right, off the roadway. The vehicle struck a tree inside a creek bed before coming to rest.
Boyce was reportedly pinned in the vehicle for 35 minutes before being freed by the Bray Fire Department using the Jaws of Life. He was then transported to Duncan Regional Hospital by Air Evac, then to OU Medical Center by Rush Springs EMS, according to a report.
He was admitted in fair condition, according to a report, with internal and external trunk, arm and leg injuries. Whitehead received no apparent injuries. Reports say Whitehead was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the collision, and Boyce was not.
The cause of the collision, according to OHP, was inattentive driving.