A 24-year-old Pawhuska woman was injured Sunday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident on a county road southeast of town, according to the Oklahoma High Patrol.
Felicia Long sustained "trunk internal injuries" when the sport-utility vehicle she was driving struck a tree alongside the roadway at approximately 1:05 p.m., said a report from OHP Troop K Headquarters in Perry.
The injured driver was transported by Pawhuska EMS ambulance to Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, where she was listed in stable condition Sunday evening, the report said. Long remained a patient at Saint Francis on Monday, according to the hospital.
Trooper Robert Regnier reported that Long fell asleep while driving on Osage County Road 2625, approximately eight-tenths of a mile east of Doe Run Road. (CR 2625 is commonly referred to as Nelogany Road, county officials said.)
The report said a 1999 Dodge Durango operated by Long apparently went off the right side of the two-lane roadway and overcorrected to the left. The vehicle then departed the left side of the road, where it struck the tree, said the OHP.
Long was the lone occupant of the vehicle, according to the report, which also said the SUV’s airbags deployed during the crash. It is unknown whether seat belts were being used at the time of the accident, the trooper added.