Tonkawa resident in critical condition following accident near Enid

July 30, 2022 | Featured|Headlines

ENID — A Tonkawa resident is in critical condition following a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 11:26 p.m. Friday at the intersection of North Champlin Road and East Chestnut Avenue, approximately 15 miles east of Enid in Garfield County. 

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that four people were on a 2012 Polaris R12T that was traveling north on North Champlin Road.

Troopers reprot that the driver Mandy Sprowls, 47, Enid, came to a T intersection at East Chestnut and failed to stop. She reportedly overcorrected to the right causing the vehicle to roll one time and come to a rest in the roadway.

Sprowls refused medical treatment.

Her passengers were injured.

Laurie Richardson, 56, Tonkawa, was airlifted to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City and reportedly admitted in critical condition with head and leg injuries.

Sonya Bigbey, 52, Covington, was airlifted to OU Medical Center and reportedly admitted in stable condition with head and arm injuries.

Melinda McWade, 56, Garber, was taken to Integris Bass Medical Center in Enid via Garfield County EMS with shoulder, back and neck injuries and was admitted in stable condition. 

Troopers report the condition of the driver was normal and that the cause of the accident was in attentive driving.

Seatbelts were not in use.

Weather-  Clear: Roadway- 2 lane, Gravel

Investigated by Trooper Jason Burch No. 596 of the Garfield County Detachment of Troop J. Assisted by Garber Police Department, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, Garfield County EMS, Miller EMS, Pond Creek Fire/EMS, and Garber Fire/EMS, and AirEvac.

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