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December 27, 2012

Several injured in holiday crashes

TAHLEQUAH — Several people were injured this week after crashes around Cherokee County.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers responded Sunday to a crash on State Highway 100, five miles east of State Highway 82, at about 3:35 p.m.

Troopers said 17-year-old Adrian Sanders, of Welling, was driving a 1998 Chevy Lumina west on State Highway 100 when the vehicle left the road, struck a mailbox, entered the ditch and rolled a half turn.

The OHP said Sanders appeared to be sleepy, and list that as the cause of the crash. He was transported to a Tahlequah hospital, treated, and released.

Four passengers in the vehicle were also taken to area hospitals. Tyler French, 16, of Welling, was taken to a Tahlequah hospital with head and trunk external injuries, and listed in stable condition.

Major Sanders, an infant, was treated and released from a Tahlequah hospital, as was Landon Begay, an 18-year-old of Park Hill.

Telika Oropeza, 18, was taken by Stilwell EMS to a Tahlequah hospital and was also released, troopers said.

Troopers said seat belts or a child restraint were in use by everyone in the vehicle.

Four people were injured Saturday evening after a crash more than four miles west of Hulbert.

Troopers said Denver Richardson, 45, of Hulbert, was driving north on Shoreline Drive when he failed to negotiate a curve, lost control and struck a tree and fence. Richardson was taken by personal vehicle to a Tahlequah hospital, where he was treated and released.

Passenger Laura Cobb, 44, of Hulbert, was riding in the back of the truck and was taken by Cherokee Nation EMS to a Wagoner hospital. She was later flown to Tulsa and listed in critical condition with head, trunk, arm and leg injuries, according to troopers.

Passengers Randi Griffith, 29, and Crystal Pritchett, 48, both of Hulbert, were also transported by personal vehicle to a Tahlequah hospital where they were treated and released.

Troopers list unsafe speed on a curve as the cause of the crash.

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