Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

August 28, 2013

Wrong turn leads to cycle wreck

Barry Porterfield
Pauls Valley Democrat — One wrong turn by a truck near Pauls Valley is what authorities believe caused a motorcycle to go down over the weekend resulting in injuries for an Elmore City man.

The truck-cycle accident early Sunday resulted in Douglas Stallcup, 49, being initially listed in stable condition with a variety of injuries.

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol report shows it all started with a pickup truck driven by Robert Rennie, 59, of Pauls Valley.

Rennie is reported to have been driving the truck westbound on Airline Road when at a listed time of 7:46 a.m. Aug. 25 he attempted to turn south into a private drive about 3/10 mile east of Indian Meridian Road and another half mile west of PV.

The turn attempt placed the truck directly in the path of the motorcycle driven by Stallcup, according to state troopers.

It also caused Stallcup to take evasive action as the cycle was laid on its side before sliding to a stop.

Stallcup was initially taken by a Pauls Valley E.M.S. ambulance to Pauls Valley General Hospital.

He was later airlifted to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City with leg, head and trunk internal injuries.

Rennie, who was described by troopers as “apparently normal,” was not injured in the accident.

The official cause of the accident, as listed on the OHP report, was “improper turn - to enter private drive.”

Investigating the accident was OHP Trooper Doug Brinson of the Murray County Detachment.

Assisting were Garvin County troopers and Pauls Valley firefighters and police.

A second Garvin County accident, this one near Elmore City, occurred early Monday morning.

Troopers believe a Marlow teenager might have fallen asleep while driving sending the car right into a bridge rail.

Later admitted in stable condition at a hospital was 19-year-old Lauren Marie Dorsey.

Dorsey was alone while in a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier that was traveling eastbound on state Highway 29.

At a listed time of 4:41 a.m. Aug. 26 the vehicle ran off the roadway to the right striking a sign and the bridge rail. The site was about 4 1/2 miles east of Elmore City.

The condition of the driver was officially unknown and is pending an investigation, an OHP reports shows.

The listed cause of the accident is “apparently sleepy.”

Dorsey was airlifted to OU Medical Center and treated for a head injury.

Investigating the crash site was OHP Trooper Tracey Laxton of the Murray/Garvin County Detachment.

Assisting were Garvin Count y deputies, Elmore City and Wynnewood firefighters and E.M.S. ambulances from Elmore City and Pauls Valley.