The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 1, 2013

2 injured in Woods County crash


Enid News and Eagle

— Two people were injured Friday in a two-vehicle accident in Woods County.

Derek Ray Johnson, 29, of Wewoka, was taken to Share Medical Center in Alva, then transferred to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was admitted in critical condition with head, trunk, arm and leg injuries, according to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report. Kaden Dewayne Johnson, 8, also of Wewoka, was admitted to OU Medical Center in critical condition with head and trunk injuries, according to the report.

The accident happened at 7:30 a.m. Friday on the Dacoma blacktop nearly one mile south of U.S. 64.

According to the report, Derek Johnson was driving a 2007 Dodge pickup north on the Dacoma blacktop when he attempted to pass a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Bret Thomas Simpson, 46, of Woodland Park. Johnson went off the road, lost control and went into a broadslide. Simpson braked and swerved to the left, hitting Johnson’s pickup, which went off the road, hit a fence and rolled two and one-half times, coming to rest on its top.

Derek and Kaden Johnson both were ejected, according to the report.

Simpson was not injured.

According to the report, no one in Johnson’s truck was wearing a seat belt, while Simpson was. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.