A blown tire is what authorities say caused a one-vehicle accident over the weekend near Elmore City.

Riding in the 1997 Ford pickup were four residents of Wilson, including two children.

In a report released by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the truck was driven by Jason Keeton, 35.

The three passengers were 33-year-old Lacey Floyd, along with two young girls, ages 8 and 9.

The vehicle was southbound on state Highway 74 when at a listed time of 7:18 p.m. Sunday, May 17 the right front tire blew out.

That caused the driver to lose control as the truck went off the roadway to the right where it struck an embankment.

State troopers reported the accident took place about 7 miles south of Elmore City but still in Garvin County.

Both Keeton and Floyd were wearing seat belts when the accident occurred.

Keeton was not injured, while Floyd was taken by an Elmore City E.M.S. ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Ardmore.

She was admitted in good condition with trunk internal injuries.

The OHP report shows the two young girls were also taken by an EC ambulance to the same Ardmore hospital. Both were treated and released.

The condition of the driver was reported to be “apparently normal,” while the official cause of the collision was listed as “defective tires.”

Assisting OHP Trooper Heath Green of the Garvin County Detachment at the wreck site were Hennepin and Elmore City firefighters.

• In other news the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 were closed for about an hour Sunday morning a few miles south of Pauls Valley.

The closure came because a vehicle with an oversized load wasn’t able to pass through the one-lane construction zone.

The incident was just north of the interstate’s Exit 66, which is an exit leading to Wynnewood.

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