OHP trooper from Ponca City escapes serious injury following accident near Stillwater

May 10, 2024 | Featured|Headlines|Police

STILLWATER — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is reporting that a trooper from Ponca City was involved in an injury accident that occurred at 10:13 a.m. Friday, on U.S. Highway 177 at east 56th Ave., two miles south of Stillwater, in Payne County.

OHP reports that David Orr, 85, Perkins, was traveling north on U.S. 177, in a 2017 Chevrolet Equinox, when he went left of center and struck the patrol unit of OHP trooper Brian Rose, 42, Ponca City, head on.

OHP reports that Rose was was legally parked on the shoulder with lights activated.

Orr was airlifted to Stillwater Medical Center and admitted in fair condition with arm and trunk internal injuries.

Rose was transported by a patrol until to Stillwater Medical Center where he was treated and released.

Troopers report that the cause of the collision is under investigation and that Orr was wearing a seatbelt and that Rose was not.

Investigated by: Lt Vinson No. 107 of Troop K. Assisted by: Maj Mackey No. 15, Captain Husted No. 48, Lt Ledbetter No. 138 of the Traffic Homicide Unit, Lt Ludwyck No. 155 of Troop K, Trooper Cooper No. 409 of Troop K, Trooper Hempel No. 798 of Troop K, Trooper Byrd No. 676 of Troop J, Lifenet EMS, The Payne County Sheriff’s Office, The Stillwater Fire Department.