Alcohol May Have Caused Cherokee County Crash, OHP Says


Thursday, September 14th 2017, 6:07 pm
By: News On 6


Alcohol consumption may have caused a Stilwell man's crash in Cherokee County Thursday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol says.

The incident occurred about 1:30 p.m. on State Highway 51, about 3 miles west of Stilwell, the OHP reported.

A Chevrolet Silverado driven by Charles Vanhorne, 34, of Stilwell, was traveling westbound on the highway when Vanhorne lost control of the vehicle and exited the roadway to the right, the OHP said.

He hit an embankment and rolled an unknown amount of times before coming to a rest upside down, the OHP reported.

Vanhorne was transported to the Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa. He was admitted in fair condition with leg, arm and internal trunk injuries, according to the OHP.

Troopers believe Vanhorne was impaired, and noted the cause of the collision as driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the report.

No further information was immediately available.