Two Vehicle Accident in Beckham Co. Hospitalizes 3-year-old Boy

July 19, 2021

By News Director Jared Atha

A man and woman from Sayre along with a 3-year-old boy were hospitalized Friday evening after being involved in a two vehicle accident in Beckham County.

Authorities said there were four passengers in one of the vehicles involved, three of which being juveniles between the ages of two and five.

According to the collision report provided by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the mishap took place in the westbound lanes of I-40 near mile marker 31, 3 miles west of Elk City, when the 2012 Ford F-750 driven by 41-year-old Jason Pruitt of Berwick, Pennsylvania entered the lane that was occupied by a 2003 Dodge Durango driven by 22-year-old Eliane Johnson.

OHP says after the two vehicles made contact, the Durango departed the road to the right and overturned one time, ejecting a 5-year-old boy. Fortunately it was reported that the boy was treated and released with only minor injuries.

However the driver, Johnson was transported to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City where she was admitted with head internal, trunk internal, legs and arm injuries – last listed to be in stable condition.

Another passenger, 25-year-old Jimmy Cole was also transported to OU Medical Center and admitted in stable condition with head injuries. The 3-year-old boy was taken to OU Children’s Hospital and admitted with head internal, trunk internal, legs and arms injuries, also last listed to be in stable condition. A 2-year-old female was treated and released from the scene.

The driver of the F-750, Pruitt, was not injured in the crash.

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