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Deputy airlifted after collision

September 20, 2012

Photo taken by Shelly Baskin, The Antlers American

Timothy M. Rees, of Antlers, was transported to the Pushmataha Hospital after a vehicle collision on Wednesday, September 12, 2012.

Rees was traveling east on HWY 3 in a 2007 GMC pulling a 2008 Prowler trailer when he slowed to make a right hand turn and a 2007 Ford that was behind him struck his trailer in the rear.

Rees suffered from internal trunk injuries. His granddaughters (and passengers), Serenity Miller, 6 months old, and Haven Miller, 3 year old, were not injured.

The driver of the other vehicle was identified as Deputy Jeremy Jones, a 34 year old white male of Antlers. He was transported to Pushmataha Hospital and was then flown to St. John’s in Tulsa. He was listed in stable condition but suffered leg injuries and internal trunk injuries. Jones had no passengers in his vehicle.

Both drivers were secured with seat belts and the two grandchildren of Rees were both in child restraints. The condition of the driver was apparently normal and the cause of the collision was determined to be inattentive driving.

The collision was investigated by Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Tommy Richardson, E-675 of the Pushmataha County Detachment. He was assisted by Trooper Rocky Green, E-305 of the McCurtain County Detachment.

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