Three Children Critical, Six Others Injured After Single-Vehicle Accident
PUSHMATAHA COUNTY, Oklahoma - Three children are in critical condition and six other people injured after a single-vehicle accident on the Indian Nation Turnpike in Pushmataha County, Saturday morning.
Hayley, 10, Mason, 7, and Joshua Cochran, 6, were all life-flighted from the accident to Children's Hospital in Dallas where they are listed in critical condition.
The accident occurred around 11 p.m. near mile marker 23 in Pushmataha County. The driver, 33-year-old Jelena Cureington was heading northbound on the turnpike when she fell asleep at the wheel.
The vehicle went off the road to the left and onto the median. Cureington then overcorrected back to the right and the vehicle flipped, rolling one time and ending up back on its wheels.
There were nine people in the car including the driver; three adults and six children. Six of the passengers were ejected various distances from the vehicle during the accident.
Cureington and five of the passengers were taken to Pushmataha County Hospital. The passengers, 35-year-old Elizabeth Daniels, 27-year-old Emma Cochran and 17-year-old Dalton Lacore were treated for minor injuries and released.
Another passenger, 9-year-old Less Cochran, was taken to the Pushmataha County Hospital, then transferred to McAlister Regional Hospital by ambulance where he is listed in stable condition.
There was also a 2 year old in the car, Noah Cochran, who was in a child seat and not injured.