One Car Accident Hospitalizes Elk City Woman

April 12, 2021

By News Director Jared Atha

An Elk City woman was air lifted to an Oklahoma City hospital after a one vehicle accident in Beckham County.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the mishap occurred Saturday morning at 10:15, when 30-year-old Karie Dillinger was driving a 2009 GMC Acadia westbound on county road 1100. OHP says the vehicle went airborne and departed the roadway after Dillinger ran a stop sign at the intersection of county road 1100 and 1950. The vehicle would struck a culvert and roll multiple times. As a result, Dillinger was ejected from the vehicle.

Dillinger was air lifted to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City where she was admitted in stable condition with trunk internal injuries.

In a separate accident, a Weatherford man was involved in a two vehicle accident in Woodward County that saw a Woodward man hospitalized.

OHP says 37-year-old Lawrence Saume of Weatherford had failed to yield from a stop sign at the intersection of county road 51 and State Highway 34 in the town of Sharon, and had pulled out in front of the oncoming GMC Yukon driven by 34-year-old Juan Perez of Woodward. As a result of the crash, Perez was transported and admitted in to OU Medical Center. He was last listed to to be in stable condition with trunk internal injuries.

Saume was treated and released from Alliance Health Center in Woodward.