Oklahoma man flown to hospital after DUI crash

Authorities say that a total of eight people were taken to the hospital after a van crashed on Highway 90. (MGN Image)

IDABEL, Okla. (KXII) - An Oklahoma man was flown to the hospital Friday after a drunk driving crash in McCurtain County.

Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol say Christopher Hughett, 44, was driving north on Lynn Lane Road near Idabel around 11 a.m. when he went off the left side road.

Troopers say Hughett's car hit a tree, went back on the road, went off of the right side of the road and hit a ditch.

Hughett was ejected about 50 feet from the scene. He was flown to a Louisiana hospital for head and internal injuries.

Troopers say Hughett was driving under the influence and not wearing a seatbelt.