Tonkawa fire assists OHP at injury accident on I-35

August 10, 2019 | Featured|Headlines

BILLINGS — Two Arkansas residents were injured today in an accident that occurred at 12:36 p.m. on Interstate 35 near mile marker 202 southeast of Billings.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers report a 2019 Dodge Ram, driven by Michael Bishop, 29, of Norman and a 2012 Chevrolet Colorado, driven by Johnie Gregory, 70, of Alma, Ark. were traveling northbound when Bishop struck Gregory’s vehicle in the rear causing Gregory to depart the roadway to the right and roll many times before coming to a rest on the driver side.

Gregory was pinned for approximately one-hour before being freed by Tonkawa Fire Department using the Jaws of Life.

He was transported by Perry EMS to Perry Hospital and airlifted to OU Medical Center where he was admitted in critical but stable condition with trunk internal injuries. His passenger Charon Brown, 60, Alma, Ark., was pinned for nearly 10 minutes before being freed by a passerby. She was transported by AirEvac to OU Medical Center where she was admitted in stable condition with trunk internal injuries. Bishop was not injured. Troopers cite the cause of the crash as inattentive driving.

Crews prepare to tow a truck that was involved in an injury accident on Interstate 35 near Billings today. KayNewsCow photo by
Kim Buhite-Howery