Ponca City teen killed in early morning accident

April 27, 2023 | Featured|Headlines|Sports

PONCA CITY — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that 18-year-old Nate Collins, Ponca City, was killed in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 6:43 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Ranch Drive and Highland Ave.

Troopers report that Collins was the driver of a 2013 Chevrolet Sonic.

The second vehicle, is identified as a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado driven by an unnamed 16-year-old of Ponca City.

The 16-year-old was not injured.

Collins was reportedly trapped in the wreckage for an unknown amount of time and was extricated by the Ponca City Firefighters using the Hurst Tool. He was pronounced dead of head and trunk injuries by medical professionals at Alliance Health.

Troopers report that what happened, the cause of the accident, and whether or not seatbelts were used are under investigation.

Collins was part of a group of 2022 Ponca City Wildcats who signed letters of intent to play football at Kansas Wesleyan University in February of 2022. (see story)

A GoFundme for Collins is established.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-memory-of-nate-collins