Sapulpa Man Jailed After Hitting Woman, Child At Chandler Park


Sunday, May 28th 2017, 9:08 pm

By: News On 6


A Sapulpa man is in the Tulsa County jail after the Oklahoma Highway Patrol says he hit a woman and a young girl at the entrance to Tulsa's Chandler Park Sunday evening.

The man is identified as 22-year-old Austin Shanks.

Troopers say the woman, Kelli Pyeatt, 29, of Stillwater is stable at a Tulsa hospital with internal injuries.  The 9-year-old child, also from Stillwater is in critical condition with head, arm, leg and internal injuries.

The OHP and Tulsa County Sheriff's deputies the two victims were part of a group that had stopped to take a photo near the rock formation at the park's entrance when Shank's pickup hit them. 

In their report, troopers said the two victims were pinned between Shank's truck and a pickup parked off the road.

Austin Shanks was booked into jail on complaints of aggravated DUI, causing a collision resulting in great bodily injury while driving under the influence, transporting an open container, driving left of center and reckless driving.

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