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December 7, 2013

Ice and snow may have caused two-car collision

NORMAN — Two persons were injured in a two-vehicle accident on State Highway 9 in far east Norman on Thursday night, according to the Norman Police Department.

Preliminary investigation of the collision indicated a 1991 Isuzu pickup was traveling eastbound on State Highway 9 when, for an unknown reason, it traveled sideways into the westbound traffic lane in front of a westbound 2008 Toyota SUV, where the vehicles collided.

Gary David Brents, Lexington, the driver and sole occupant of the Isuzu pickup, was transported from the scene by EMSStat to OU Medical Center after suffering injuries.

David Ray Argo, Norman, the driver of the Toyota SUV, was not injured in the collision. Argo’s passenger, Brenda Argo, suffered injuries and was transported from the scene by EMSStat to Norman Regional Hospital in stable condition.

At this time, it appears the ice- and snow-packed roadway was a contributing factor to the collision.

Along with NPD, the Norman Fire Department, EMSStat, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation responded to the scene. Due to the collision, State Highway 9 was closed to through traffic for approximately two and a half hours.

The collision remains under investigation by the Norman/OU Police Collision Investigation Reconstruction Team.

“If you don’t have to get out, then don’t. It’s the weekend and people are probably stir crazy, but things are going to ice up, so people need to stay inside,” Easley cautioned. “If you do have to get out, remember, ‘Start slow. Stop slow’.”

 

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