Blackwell and Medford residents involved in morning crash

January 19, 2021 | Headlines

BLACKWELL — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is reporting that a Blackwell resident was injured in a two-vehicle accident that occurred today at 8:11 a.m. on Oklahoma 11 just west of Blackwell.

Troopers report that Mathew Farney, 41, Blackwell, was traveling east on Oklahoma 11 in a 2007 Ford pick up when he departed the roadway for an unknown reason, striking a culvert. He then re-entered the roadway and was struck by a 2013 GMC pickup driven by Austin Herod, 27, Medford.

Farney was reportedly was pinned in his vehicle for 15 minutes before being freed by Blackwell Fire. He was airlifted to Wichita, Kan. , where he was admitted in critical condition with head, trunk internal injuries.

Herod was transported via ambulance to Blackwell Regional where he was treated and released.

Troopers cite inattention as the cause of the accident. The accident was investigated by  Trooper Josh Kelle  No. 493 of Troop K.