CYRIL — A Lawton woman was killed and her two passengers are in an Oklahoma City hospital following a rainy Wednesday afternoon head-on wreck in Caddo County.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has not released the names of the injured pending notification of next of kin.
A 67-year-old Lawton woman was driving a Kia Soul westbound in a heavy downpour on U.S. 277 shortly before 3:15 p.m. Wednesday when, for an unknown reason, it drifted left of center and into the path of an eastbound Chevrolet truck driven by George S. Hicks, Trooper Jared Martinez reported. The vehicles collided, pinning an 84-year-old woman passenger in the Kia for about 30 minutes before she was freed by Cyril and Cement firefighters using a hydraulic tool.
The driver died from her injuries at the scene of the wreck, about 2 miles east of Cyril. Martinez reported her body was taken to the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office in Oklahoma City for autopsy.
The 84-year-old passenger, from Altoona, Pa., was first taken to Comanche County Memorial Hospital before being transferred to OU Medical in Oklahoma City where she was admitted in critical condition with internal head, neck, arm, internal trunk and leg injuries, the report states.
Another passenger, a 72-year-old Lawton man, was taken to Comanche County Memorial Hospital before also being transferred to OU Medical where he was admitted in critical but stable condition with head and internal trunk injuries.
None of the occupants in the Kia were wearing seatbelts, according to Martinez.
Hicks, 79, of Hawley, Texas, was not injured, according to the report.
The roadway was blocked for four hours and three minutes following the wreck.
Martinez reported the condition of the Kia driver remains under investigation.