Tonkawa resident among the injured in two-vehicle accident in Grant County

November 21, 2022 | Featured|Headlines

WAKITA — A Tonkawa resident is in stable condition after being involved in a two vehicle accident that occurred at 10:24 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Oklahoma 11 and Oklahoma 132, approximately 4.5 miles south and six miles west of Wakita in Grant County.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that a 2018 Volvo semi driven by Jason Papenfuss, 46, Lester Prairie, Minn., was traveling north on Oklahoma 132 when he failed to stop at a stop sign and pulled out in front of a 2020 Chrysler Pacifica driven by Kimberly Bowling, 37, Alva.

Bowling was transported to Bass ER in Enid by Medford EMS, where she was then transferred to OU Medical and admitted in stable condition for leg and head injuries.   

One of her passengers, Barbara Gamble, 76, Tonkawa, was transported to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kan. by Miller EMS. Gamble is admitted in stable condition for head, trunk internal and leg injuries.

Other passengers in the Bowling vehicle were: Ki Bowling, 19, Alva, who was transported to OU Medical in Oklahoma City by Miller EMS and admitted in stable condition for head and trunk internal injuries; A 14-year-old female of Alva, was transported by private vehicle to Bass ER, where she was treated and released for a head injury; An 8-year-old male and a four year-old female were both transported to Bass ER by Medford EMS where both were treated and released for head injuries.

Papenfuss was not injured.

Troopers report that Papenfuss was using a seatbelt but that one one in the Chrysler was.

Investigated by Trooper Mathews #779 of the Garfield County Detachment of Troop J. Assisted by Trooper Beckner S620, Trooper Byrd Z676, Medford EMS, 

Miller EMS, Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Wakita Fire Department, and Hawley Fire Department.

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