The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

December 9, 2013

11 injured in Sunday afternoon collision near Woodward

By Cass Rains, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, OK — Nearly a dozen people were injured Sunday afternoon in a collision on U.S. 183 about 2.5 miles southeast of Woodward.

Of the 11 injured, only one was hospitalized following the 1:32 p.m. collision, according to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report.

Leslie Wayne Hosier, 40, of Woodward, was driving a 2001 Ford when she stopped at a stop sign along the highway. She yielded for one vehicle, then pulled out in front of another vehicle.

The second vehicle, a 2007 Chevy van driven by Jason Michael Nelson, 37, of Woodward, struck the side of the Ford as it pulled out. Nelson was pinned for about 20 minutes.

Hosier, Nelson and his nine passengers were all injured in the collision.

Jessica M. Nelson, 33, of Woodward, was taken from the scene to Woodward Regional Hospital and was admitted with leg injuries. She was later taken by air ambulance to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, Texas.

Hosier, Jason Nelson, 72-year-old Lynette Merritt, 35-year-old Mario A. Perez, 46-year-old Charyl L. Ortega, 29-year-old Sonia B. Dunlop, and four juveniles ages 15 through 12 were all treated and released  at Woodward Regional Hospital.

According to the report, the cause of the collision was Hosier’s failure to yield from a stop sign.