Oklahoma Highway Patrol has reported a “improper start from drug — DUI” as the cause of a collision that sent two locals to the hospital.
According to reports from Highway Patrol (OHP), the collision took place around 7:34 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 at State Highway 7 at Eastland, about a mile east of Duncan in Stephens County.
Reports show a 2012 GMC Sierra pickup driven by Charlena R. Goodman (SIC), 51, of Waurika, had passenger Jesse G. Chisum (SIC), 39, of Duncan, in the vehicle at the time of the crash. The second vehicle involved was a 2019 Volkswagen Atlas driven by Linda J. Clark (SIC), 79, of Duncan, with passenger Fred D. Clark (SIC), 84, of Duncan.
Reports show the vehicle driven by Goodman was southbound on Eastland Drive while the Clarks’ vehicle was headed eastbound on State Highway 7. Goodman, reports show, “failed to yield to the stop sign, striking the driver’s side of” the Clarks’ vehicle.
The same crash report from OHP shows the Clarks’ vehicle then departed the roadway to the right after being struck, rolling an undetermined amount of times. The vehicle came to a rest on its top, reports state.
Neither driver or passenger in the truck were injured, but both Linda Clark and Fred Clark were transported by AMR to Duncan Regional Hospital. Linda Clark was admitted in “good condition with trunk internal and arm injuries,” according to reports, while Fred Clark was admitted in “fair condition with trunk internal, trunk external and leg injuries.”
OHP reports show Goodman as “under the influence of medication” and reported the cause of collision as “improper start from drug — DUI.”
OHP, Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and Duncan Fire Department responded to the scene.