2 wrecks reported in Osage County

Tim Hudsonthudson@examiner-enterprise.com
2 wrecks reported in Osage County

Injuries were reported in a pair of vehicle accidents on Oct. 7 in Osage County.

The first occurred as around 4:38 a.m. on State Highway 20 and State Highway 18, which is approximately 3.5 miles south of Fairfax. Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers said there was some question as to who was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Troopers contend the accident happened after a 1996 Chevrolet truck was westbound on State Highway 20 and failed to stop for a stop sign at a “T” intersection at State Highway 18. The truck then crossed the roadway and went down an embankment about 40 feet before coming to a rest.

One man, Zachary J. Sabus, 32, of Ripley, was transported to Stillwater Medical Center where he was admitted in stable condition with head injuries. Another passenger, Daniel G. Clark, 21, also of Ripley was not injured in the accident.

Troopers listed the condition of the driver as “unknown” and the cause of the collision as “failure to stop. The incident is still under investigation.

The second accident happened around 8:42 p.m. on County Road 4201, 2/10 miles south of County Road 4649, which is located 6 miles east of the Foraker city limits.

In that incident, a 2015 Hyundai Sonata driven by 21-year-old Payton Allyn Gray of Pawhuska was northbound on County Road 4201, and departed the roadway to the right, striking a concrete bridge abutment before coming to rest in the roadway.

Gray was not injured in the wreck but one passenger, 27-year-old Britton Edgar Redeagle of Pawhuska, was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa where he was admitted in stable condition with head and leg injuries.

Troopers listed the condition of the driver as “apparently normal” and the cause of the collision as “inattention.”