, Muskogee, OK

January 9, 2013

VIDEO: Muskogee teen rescued after rollover crash

Responders have to cut driver free in rollover

By Dylan Goforth
Phoenix Staff Writer

A single-vehicle rollover crash west of town sent a Muskogee teen to a Tulsa hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Dominique Jarrod Wright, 18, was westbound on Fern Mountain Road, near the 94th Street intersection when he went off the road, through a fence and rolled the car at least twice. The car he was driving, a gray, late-model Chevrolet Caprice Classic, came to rest on the driver’s side in an open field, with Wright stuck inside.

Wright was eventually freed by members of the Muskogee Fire Department, who cut the top of the vehicle off to extricate him.  Two Muskogee County Sheriff’s deputies and some nearby residents held the car stable while Wright was cut out of the vehicle. An emergency helicopter landed nearby about 30 minutes after the crash, just as Wright had been released from the vehicle.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Ron Watson said Wright had been flown to St. John Medical Center. However, a hospital spokeswoman there said Wright had not been admitted and may have been transferred to another hospital.

Debris from the car was spread out near the crash site and the ground was torn up where the car had rolled.

It appeared Wright’s vehicle had missed a curve, and ran off the right side of the road, where it had traveled up a small hill before launching into the field.

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