Head on collision near Duke


Accident leaves both drivers in critical condition

by Michael Bush - fbush@civitasmedia.com



A head on collision happened Thursday 3/10 miles east of Duke in Jackson County. According to reports from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the drivers of both vehicles were flown to Oklahoma City were they were both admitted to OU Medical Center in critical condition.

Reports state that Chesiree Puckett, 31, of Duke, was driving a 2015 Chevy Equinox east on US Hwy 62. She then crossed left of the center for an unknown reason. She then hit a 2009 Pontiac head on that was traveling west on US Hwy 62. The Pontiac was driven by Lagena Elmore, 49, of Hollis.

Both Puckett and Elmore were admitted to OU Medical Center in critical condition with trunk internal and leg injuries.

There were no passengers in either of the vehicles.

Seat belts were equipped and in use. Airbags were equipped and deployed.

It was said that the weather was clear and that the cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Both the east and west lanes of the highway were closed due to the accident.

The accident is being investigated by Trooper Shane Newell #408 of the Greer County Detachment of Troop M. He was assisted by Lieutenant Steve Pothorst #172 of Troop M, Trooper Shawn Laughlin #324 of the Greer County Detachment of Troop M, Trooper Kyle Shaw #536 of the Harmon County Detachment of Troop M, Trooper Josh Tinsley #682 of the Jackson County Detachment of Troop M the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Jackson County EMS, Air-Evac, and the Duke Fire Department.

Accident leaves both drivers in critical condition

by Michael Bush

fbush@civitasmedia.com

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