OHP: 3 Children Escape Injury In DUI-Related Crash


Monday, September 18th 2017, 10:34 am
By: News On 6


Three children, all under the age of seven, escaped injury but two adults were hurt in a collision Sunday evening 10 miles south of Tahlequah, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. 

Troopers cited drugs/DUI as the cause of the collision that happened at about 5:30 p.m. on September 17 on Highway 82 and Stones Throw Road in Cherokee County. 

A 2005 Dodge Ram being driven by 28-year-old Jessica Brittain of Cookson was traveling south on 82 when it departed the road on the right, overcorrected and then left the road and struck a tree, the trooper's report states. Brittain was taken by ambulance to a Tulsa hospital where she was admitted with arm injuries.

A second woman in the truck, Krista Condon, 25, was treated and released from a hospital, troopers said. 

Three children - a 7-year-old girl and a 4-year-old girl, both from Cookson, and a 6-year-old boy from Vian - were not injured in the collision. 

Trooper said the condition of the driver at the time of the crash was drug/DUI. 

Both adults were wearing seatbelts, troopers said, but they said the three children were not in proper child restraints.