Clinton firemen and paramedics were busy helping people over the weekend too. These photos were taken at the scene of a one-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on I-40. Helping get victim Evan Warden into a helicopter, above, are an Air Evac flight nurse and medic Tammy James, center. Watching after helping get victims out of the wrecked van are SEMS medic Allison Myers, in the foreground, and firemen, from the left, Shane Fawver, Blake Shaddon, Battalion Chief Billy Challis, Calvin Baggett (behind Challis)With help from a passerby (in white shirt) firemen Troy Calvert, Billy Challis and Calvin Baggett carry victim Raquel Sumida to a waiting helicopter. An Air Evac flight paramedic and flight nurse lead them. Standing (and sitting) at left are less seriously injured riders.

Six hurt, one killed on area roads

In between doing good deeds for a stranded Indiana family (see story at bottom of this page), members of Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troop H investigated two injury accidents over the weekend.
Their brethren in Troop M at Altus investigated one fatality accident involving a motorcycle. It occurred a half mile south of Cooperton in Kiowa County and took the life of a Lawton man.
The first of the injury mishaps occurred at 2:58 p.m. Saturday in Clinton on Interstate 40 near the Glenn Smith Road overpass. Five people from Henderson, Nev., were hospitalized, three of them in Clinton with the other two taken to hospitals in Oklahoma City. Two other people, including the driver, also from Henderson, were not injured.


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