Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP)

OKARCHE, Okla. — The cause of a head-on collision Wednesday morning in Kingfisher County remains under investigation, Oklahoma Highway Patrol is reporting.

Billy Jack Taylor Jr., 33, of Stuart, was transported by Air Evac from the scene of the 3:34 a.m. crash on the Calumet blacktop to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, according to an OHP crash report. Taylor was admitted in stable condition with head and leg injuries.

Taylor was northbound on the Calumet blacktop in a 2007 Lincoln MKZ when he drove the vehicle left of center for an unknown reason, according to the report. Micheal Evan Nicholson, 52, of Vici, was southbound in a 2019 Mack semi and slowed because of the Lincoln traveling north in the southbound lane.

The Lincoln swerved right just before impact and the Mack swerved left to avoid a collision but was unable to do so, according to the report. Both vehicles went off the road to the east and came to rest.

Taylor's condition at the time of the collision is unknown and is pending investigation, as is the cause of the collision, according to the report. Nicholson's condition is listed as "apparently normal." He was not injured.

Seat belts were equipped and in use in both vehicles, according to the report.

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