Teen Critically Hurt In Nowata County Crash
NOWATA COUNTY, Oklahoma - A Delaware teen is in critical condition after rolling his SUV Thursday evening in Nowata County. Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports the single-vehicle wreck took place around 8 p.m. June 28 on County Road 8 a few miles northeast of Lenapah.
Troopers say the 16-year-old boy was westbound in a Suzuki SUV when he went off the roadway to the left, overcorrected and went off the road to the right, hitting an embankment and fence.
The teen, whose name was withheld because of his age, was thrown from the SUV which came to rest on top of him, a collision report states. He was taken by medical helicopter to a Tulsa hospital with head and other injuries.
Troopers said he was in apparently normal condition at the time of the wreck. The teen wasn't wearing his seat belt, according to OHP.