Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

Local News

April 18, 2014

Vehicle pass a bad move

bporterfield@pvdemocrat.com — Authorities believe it was one driver’s improper attempt to pass another vehicle that caused a collision near Wynnewood this week resulting in one fatality.

A report released by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol shows investigating troopers concluded there wasn’t sufficient room for the pass when 29-year-old Trey Phillips of Wynnewood made the attempt.

Phillips was alone while driving a 2009 Chevrolet pickup eastbound on U.S. Highway 77.

According to the OHP report, Phillips attempted to pass a second vehicle at a site nearly a mile west of Wynnewood when his truck collided with yet another car.

The report shows Phillips went to pass the vehicle as it was slowing to make a left turn into a private drive.

That’s when Phillips’ truck struck a 2013 Chevrolet Impala traveling westbound on U.S. 77.

The listed time was 3:58 p.m. Tuesday, April 15.

Behind the wheel of the car was Sherman Pickens, 70, of Wynnewood, while Kerne Pickens, 74, of Oklahoma City was riding along as a passenger.

It was the passenger who was initially taken by a Pauls Valley E.M.S. ambulance to Pauls Valley General Hospital.

The elder Pickens was later airlifted to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, where he was initially admitted in stable condition with trunk internal injuries.

An official from the state medical examiner’s office confirmed a few hours later, around 8:30 p.m., Kerne Pickens had been pronounced dead at the same hospital. No other details were available.

Not injured was Sherman Pickens.

After the accident Phillips was taken by personal vehicle to the Pauls Valley hospital. He was treated and released.

Troopers determined all the individuals were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

The listed cause of the collision was “improper overtaking without sufficient clearance.”

Investigating the accident was OHP Trooper Heath Green of the Garvin County Detachment.

Assisting were Trooper Steven Payne of the Size and Weights Division, Garvin County deputies and Wynnewood firefighters.

1
Text Only
Local News
Business Marquee

e-Edition
  • How You Want It When You Want It Today's Pauls Valley Democrat

    Now you can view and download the Democrat right to your desktop on the day the paper is published. Click here to get more information on the Democrat's e-Edition.

     

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE E-EDITION SITE

     

    ATTENTION CURRENT DEMOCRAT SUBSCRIBERS TO START an e-EDITION

    e-mail request to sjohnson@pvdemocrat.com

    April 20, 2011 1 Photo 1 Link

AP Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue
Stocks
Facebook