The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 7, 2013

Man critically injured in wreck on Oklahoma

By Cass Rains, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — A 41-year-old Enid man was critically injured Wednesday night after his truck struck a tree in the 1500 block of West Oklahoma, police reported.

Enid Police Department responded around 8:40 p.m. to a 911 call reporting an injury collision, Capt. Jack Morris said. Officers, along with Enid Fire Department and Life EMS personnel, arrived on scene to find a 2006 Nissan facing south and positioned against a tree on the southwest side of Oklahoma.

The driver was identified as Montra Smith, who suffered a serious head injury due to the collision. Emergency personnel could not find a pulse for Smith and began administering CPR, Morris said. Smith was taken to Integris Bass Baptist Hospital by Life EMS.

Traffic Officer Casey Von Schriltz investigated the collision and found Smith was traveling west on Oklahoma, crossed left of center and struck an unoccupied and legally parked car on the south side of the street.

After striking the vehicle, Smith’s Nissan continued west, leaving the road to the south and coming to a stop after striking the tree. Von Schriltz also noted an odor of an alcoholic beverage about Smith.

Traffic was re-routed off Oklahoma, a busy side street, for a time while accident debris was cleared.

Smith remains hospitalized in critical condition. No charges have been filed and the collision remains under investigation.