Several wrecks across the Muskogee area injured and killed multiple people over the weekend, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
On Friday, Robert Carroll, 63 of Claremore was killed just west of Porter when the 2013 Mazda car he was driving southbound on State Highway 51B turned toward Porter and was struck by a 2017 GMC PK driven by Garrett Childress, 31, of Coweta, the patrol reported. Failure to yield was cited as the cause of the wreck. Childress was not injured.
On Saturday, Daisha Miles, 26, of Muskogee was hurt when her 2003 Ford Escape went off the left side of US 266 three miles east of Hitchita after she fell asleep, according to the patrol. When the vehicle left the road, it hit a tree and she was pinned inside, later freed by the Checotah Fire Department. She was flown by helicopter to Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, where she was admitted in stable condition with head, trunk external and internal and leg injuries. Miles was wearing a seatbelt.
On Thursday, Steven Goforth, 30, of Wagoner was killed while walking along County Road 724 in Wagoner County, just east of Wagoner. Goforth was walking around 8:45 p.m. when a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Candice Buttrey, 19, of Broken Arrow struck him and Jamie Goforth, 41, also of Wagoner. Steven Goforth was transported by helicopter to Saint John’s Hospital in Tulsa, where he later died. Jamie Goforth was taken by Wagoner County EMS to Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, where she was admitted in stable condition for internal injuries. Buttrey was not injured. Pedestrians in the roadway was cited as the cause for the wreck.
On Sunday, Paula Watson, 73, of New Boston, Texas was killed when she was a passenger on a 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycle driven by Toni Lindsey, 57, of New Boston. The motorcycle was eastbound on County Road 116 in McIntosh County four miles east of Eufaula around 12:30 p.m. and failed to negotiate a curve, running off the right side of the roadway, striking an embankment, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Lindsey was flown by helicopter to Saint John’s Hospital in Tulsa with head, internal, arm, and leg injuries and was admitted in critical condition. Watson was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the wreck is still under investigation. Neither woman was wearing a helmet.
On Friday, four juveniles were hurt just north of Warner in Muskogee County when the 1996 Dodge 2500 pickup they were riding in was traveling westbound on 133rd Street “at a high rate of speed” and departed the roadway to the right to avoid another vehicle that was making a left turn onto the street. The pickup hit a ditch and rolled, ejecting a 16-year-old female under the vehicle. The 17-year-old male who was driving was transported to Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa with arm and trunk external injuries. He was treated for his injuries and released. The 16-year-old female was transported to Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa with arm and trunk external injuries. She was treated and released. A 15-year-old female was transported to Saint Francis with head, arm and trunk external injuries and admitted in stable condition. An 11-year-old male was transported to Saint Francis with arm and trunk external injuries and treated and released. Unsafe speed was cited as the cause of the wreck.
Another juvenile — a six-year-old girl — was hurt on Sunday when the ATV she was riding on hit a car in Keefeton around noon. The ATV was being driven by a 14-year-old male from Muskogee with the six-year-old and a three-year-old passenger. Neither the driver nor the three-year-old were hurt. The ATV was eastbound on 117h Street when it failed to negotiate a left turn onto 21st Street, hitting a Ford F250 pickup there in the right front door. The injured girl was transported to Saint Francis Hospital in Muskogee with leg injuries, then transported to Saint John’s Hospital in Tulsa, where she was admitted in stable condition.