2 flown, 3 taken to hospital after crash in Pontotoc County

Five people were injured after a crash in Pontotoc County Friday afternoon.
Five people were injured after a crash in Pontotoc County Friday afternoon.(Allison Baker)
Published: May. 7, 2022 at 11:03 PM CDT|Updated: May. 9, 2022 at 12:03 PM CDT
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PONTOTOC COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) -Five people were injured after a crash in Pontotoc County Friday afternoon.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said it happened on State Highway 3 near Ada at 5:45 p.m.

Troopers said a Nissan Altima was headed west bound on State Highway 3 when the driver, 20-year-old Cameron Burns, of Ada, made a left hand turn and was hit by an oncoming vehicle that was headed east bound.

Two passengers in the Altima, minors, were flown to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. One was admitted in critical condition with internal injuries, while the other passenger was admitted in stable condition with leg and head injuries.

Another passenger, 19-year-old Christopher McCrea, of Ada, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Ada, and later taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. McCrea was admitted in stable condition with internal injuries.

Burns was also taken to Mercy and later released.

The driver of the other vehicle, 24-year-old Anthony Basden, of Tupelo, was also taken to Mercy in stable condition and later released.

Troopers are still investigating the cause of the crash.

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