Alcohol Blamed For Delaware County ATV Wreck

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 3:24 pm
By: News 9

Xin Xin Liu,

DELAWARE COUNTY, Oklahoma – A man from Jay, Oklahoma was injured in an ATV accident in Delaware County early Sunday morning, Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

The accident happened at 3:50 a.m., near Colcord, Oklahoma on County Road S. 710 . Fifty-one-year-old Joe Silcox was transported by Eaglemed to Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he was admitted in fair condition with injuries.

Troopers say due to intoxication, a Honda Recon ATV driven by Silcox ran off the roadway to the left and struck an embankment, causing the ATV to overturn. Silcox was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Troopers say there was an odor of alcohol on Silcox. They have determined the cause of the wreck to be alcohol-DUI/DWI.