8 injured, 4 critical after Coal County crash
Eight people are injured with four in critical condition after a crash in Coal County Sunday morning.
Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol say the crash happened just before 11:30 a.m. in State Highway 48 about nine miles south of Tupelo.
Troopers say a car headed north on SH 48 collided with a car headed west on CR 1750 that had failed to stop at a stop sign.
Two passengers were thrown about 30 feet from the cars.
Five people were flown to an Oklahoma City hospital, including both drivers, one passenger in the northbound car and two passengers in the westbound car.
A 5-year-old and 2-year old are among the five in critical condition.
Troopers say one of the passengers in the northbound car and two passengers in the westbound car, including the 5-year-old, were not wearing seatbelts.
The cause of the collision is under investigation.
Troopers say one of the drivers smelled of alcohol.