McCurtain woman injured in LeFlore County wreck

By: 
Amanda Corbin
News Reporter

A 28-year-old McCurtain woman was freed from her vehicle by the Wister Fire Department after Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports she fell asleep and struck another vehicle on Saturday.

The woman, identified as Samantha Dowden, was taken by LeFlore County EMS to Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark., where Highway Patrol listed her in stable condition with head, arm, leg and trunk internal and external injuries.

The driver of the second vehicle, 44-year-old Frank Miller of Cameron, was treated and released from Mercy Hospital.

According to Highway Patrol, around 6:31 a.m. Saturday Dowden was headed eastbound on U.S. Highway 270 in a 2005 Chevy when she fell asleep, crossed the center line and struck Miller as he headed westbound in a 2011 Toyota. Dowden was pinned for about 15 minutes before the Wister Fire Department freed her with the hurst tool, Highway Patrol reported. The wreck happened four miles west of Wister.

Trooper Kyle Ward investigated the accident.

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