Accidents near Hennessey leave 3 injured

Oklahoma Highway Patrol

HENNESSEY — Two accidents Friday morning near Hennessey left three people injured, Oklahoma Highway Patrol is reporting.

Two people were hurt in a two-vehicle at 7:05 a.m. 5 miles east of Hennessey at Oklahoma 51and Banner Road, according to an OHP report.

Kaylee Day Younkin, 26, of Crescent, was northbound on Banner Road in a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu and Jeffrey Dale Baldridge, 33, of Edmond, was northbound on Oklahoma 51 in a 2015 Nissan Versa, according to the report. Younkin fell asleep, ran a stop sign and struck Baldridge's vehicle.

Younkin and Baldridge were transported by Life EMS to St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Enid, according to the report. Younkin was admitted in stable condition with head, internal, arm and leg injuries. Baldridge was treated and released.

Younkin's condition at the time of the crash is listed as "sleepy" and Baldridge's condition is listed as "apparently normal." The cause of the collision is list "apparently sleepy." Seat belts were equipped in both vehicles but were not in use.

In the second accident, a Stillwater man was injured in a single-vehicle crash west of Hennessey, according to OHP.

The crash occurred at 8:20 a.m. a tenth of a mile west of county road N2800, about 6 miles west of Hennessey, according to the report.

Dustin Roy Spence, 22, of Cushing, was pulling a 20-foot utility trailer behind a 2002 Chevrolet pickup while eastbound on Oklahoma 51, according to the report. The trailer began wobbling, causing the pickup to leave the road to the right. The pickup struck a road sign and then a culvert, where it and the trailer separated. The pickup then re-entered roadway, rolled a quarter of a time and slid into the north ditch.

Spence was not injured, but one of his four passengers, Antonio Salvador, 32, of Stillwater, was transported by private vehicle to St. Mary's and was admitted in stable condition with an arm injury.

The cause of the collision is listed as "unsafe speed for vehicle condition." Seat belts were equipped and in use by all occupants in the pickup.

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