Hominy man ‘critical’ after rollover on Friday

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

A Hominy man sustained serious injuries as a result of a Friday morning traffic accident in southern Osage County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.

Joseph Morrill, 32, was the driver of a 1999 Ford F250 pickup truck that was pulling a trailer when the mishap occurred shortly before 10:30 a.m., the OHP said. The accident occurred on County Road 2350 approximately one-half mile west of CR 2477, which is near Cleveland, troopers added.

Reports indicated that Morrill was the lone occupant of the vehicle, which was eastbound when the trailer went off the right side of the road as he was negotiating a curve. The driver then over-corrected, causing the truck to depart the roadway, roll one time and come to rest on its wheels at the side of the road, according to the OHP report.

Morrill was taken to Cleveland Hospital by private vehicle and then transported by ambulance to the to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. He was admitted in critical condition with head and truck internal injuries, the report said.

The driver was not wearing a seat belt, the OHP added. Excessive speed on the curve was listed as a factor that contributed to the accident.