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January 18, 2013

3 injured in 2 overnight vehicle crashes

ENID, Okla. — By Cass Rains

Staff Writer

Three people were injured in two separate accidents, one late Thursday night in Kingfisher County, the other early Friday morning in Grant County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

Two people were taken by ambulance to Kingfisher Regional Medical Center following the 11:45 p.m. Thursday crash on the Calumet blacktop eight miles west and one mile north of Okarche.

Kurt L. Medicine Bear, 41, of Watonga, was northbound on the Calumet blacktop in 2000 Ford Explorer when the vehicle went off the road to the left for about 325 feet, re-entered the road, departed again, struck an embankment and rolled two times, according to an OHP report.

Medicine Bear and his passenger, Cynthia L. Medicine Bear, 73, both were admitted to the Kingfisher hospital in fair condition. Kurt Medicine Bear suffered head and body injuries. Cynthia Medicine Bear suffered head, leg and body injuries.

According to the report, both were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. The cause of the accident was “apparently sleepy.”

On Friday, 23-year-old Ryan Delane Funburg was driving a 1989 Chevy pickup at about 4:45 a.m. west on Oklahoma 11 three miles east of Medford when his pickup left the road to the right, struck an embankment and ejected him from the vehicle.

He was taken by ambulance to Integris Bass Baptist Health Center with head and body injuries and was admitted in stable condition, according to the OHP report.

The report lists Funberg’s condition as “sleepy” and the cause of the collision as “inattentive driving.”

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