Tahlequah Daily Press

February 28, 2014

Tahlequah man injured in two-car crash


TAHLEQUAH — A Tahlequah man was transported to Tahlequah City Hospital after sustaining injuries in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Stick Ross Mountain and Clyde Maher roads.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol suspects alcohol was a factor.

The accident occurred at 7:59 a.m. Thursday when a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe driven by Robbie Ashmore, 56, was eastbound on Clyde Maher Road. The vehicle was struck by a 2004 Ford Expedition driven by Shanna Dry, 43, of Tahlequah. Dry was southbound on Stick Ross Mountain Road.

The report of Trooper Tommy Mullins of the OHP states that Ashmore failed to obey a stop sign, and that Mullins detected an odor of alcohol on Ashmore.

Mullins listed driving under the influence of alcohol as the cause of the mishap.

Ashmore was transported to TCH and was scheduled for transit to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. He is reportedly in stable condition with injuries to his head and upper body.

Dry was treated and released at TCH. Two juveniles were also in her vehicle, but they were not injured.

Gladys Denson was a passenger of the vehicle driven by Ashmore. She was treated at TCH and released.

Seat belts were in use by all but Dry. Airbags deployed in both vehicles.