Fatality accident reported near Hollis


by Michael Bush - fbush@civitasmedia.com



Another fatality accident involving an Eldorado resident happened on Wednesday. Mary Springs, 62, of Eldorado, was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident on US Hwy 62 at County Road 1770 about six miles east of Hollis. In a separate accident, Hollis resident James Richeson was also pronounced dead at the scene of an accident on US Hwy 62 the day before just seven miles west of Altus.

According to reports from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Springs accident happened at about noon on Wednesday. Springs was driving a 1988 Chevrolet pickup when the accident involving two other vehicles happened. The exact details of why the accident happened are still under investigation.

Spring was pinned for over four hours. She was extracted by the Hollis Fire Department with the assistance of the Altus Fire Department. Harmon County EMS pronounced Springs dead at the scene.

The second vehicle, a 2014 Kenworth, was driven by Robert Verner, 47, of Pasadena, Texas. Verner was transported by Harmon County EMS to Harmon County Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released. Also involved was a 2007 Peterbilt driven by Chris Stewart, 47, of Frederick. Stewart was transported by Air Evac to the University of Oklahoma Medical Center where he was admitted in stable condition with trunk internal injuries.

There were no passengers in any of the vehicles involved.

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

The accident is being investigated by Trooper Shawn Laughlin #324 of Greer County Detachment of Troop M. Laughlin was assisted by Captain Johnny Freeman #40 of Troop M, Lieutenant George Dickerson #144 of Troop M, Lieutenant Richard Van Horn #159 of Troop M, Trooper Ryan Hayes #282 of the Jackson County Detachment of Troop M, Trooper James Wallace #734 of the Jackson County Detachment of Troop M, Trooper Justin Wheeler #550 of the Jackson County Detachment of Troop M, Trooper Chris Sherman #661 of the Jackson County Detachment of Troop M, Trooper Jason Riddle #944 of Troop G, Trooper Craig Dill #564 of Troop S, Trooper George Hoyle #600 of Troop W, the Harmon County Sheriff’s Department, Hollis Police Department, Harmon County EMS, Hollis Fire Department, Altus Fire Department, and Air Evac.

by Michael Bush

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