State Of Oklahoma Recognizes Catoosa Woman Who Helped Man After Motorcycle Wreck

Wednesday, September 22nd 2021, 7:38 pm
By: Amy Slanchik

CATOOSA, Oklahoma -

The State of Oklahoma on Wednesday recognized a Catoosa woman who helped a man after a motorcycle wreck. 

On her way home from Walmart near Admiral and 225th East Avenue, Jennifer Lee pulled over when she saw traffic stopped near a motorcycle wreck in July. 

She was there before first responders and worked with others to help get the man breathing again and bring back his pulse. Lee said the man lived for two more days.  

"I felt like what I did was just for not, but then everybody kept telling me well at least he got to say goodbye to his family,” Lee said.  

She said knowing his family had more time with him, helped give her peace. 

With years of experience in health care, Lee knows she did everything in her power to keep him alive.  

"And she administered CPR for at least five minutes,” State Representative Tyler O’Donnell said during a luncheon event that recognized her.  

At Wednesday’s Catoosa Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Rep. O'Donnell presented Lee with what is called a "citation." 

The document reads in part: "Whereas, Jennifer Lee was recently faced with a most serious dilemma that required her to rely on her instincts and training, which include the ability to remain calm and steady in the face of a most frightening situation.” 

The recognition from the state left her speechless.  

"I don't have words,” she said.  

Lee’s mom, Marion Crossley, was in the crowd, proud to know more people learned about Lee's selflessness.  

"It's just something I always taught my kids, was first of all, love God. And then to be kind and help wherever you can,” Crossley said.  

Lee encourages everyone to learn CPR, because you just never know when you could be in position to help someone.