Speed at heart of wreck

It was a combination of alcohol and speed that state troopers believe contributed to a one-vehicle weekend accident in western Garvin County.

An unsafe speed was the listed cause of the accident late Saturday night resulting in one injury.

Hurt in the mishap was the driver Chrystal K. Dover, 24, of Purcell, while two passengers avoided any serious injuries.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers investigating the crash scene reported smelling an odor of alcohol on Dover, who was transported by Lindsay E.M.S. to Norman Regional Hospital where she was admitted in stable condition with head and arm injuries.

Dover had earlier been driving a 1997 Ford Explorer southbound on a county road about five miles east and six miles south of Lindsay.

At a listed time of 10:40 p.m. Saturday, Dover failed to negotiate a curve overturning the vehicle 1 1/2 times before it came to rest on its side.

Dover, who was the only person among the three in the vehicle not wearing a seat belt, was ejected approximately 15 feet from the vehicle’s point of rest.

Passengers who were wearing seat belts were Sarah J. Grindeland of Purcell and Mustang resident Terry L. Walker, both 23.

Grindeland was not injured as Walker was treated and released from the hospital in Norman.

Investigating the crash site was OHP Trooper Tommy Riddle of the Garvin County Detachment. Assisting were Garvin County deputies and Lindsay firefighters.

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