Crash near Douglas sends 3 to hospital

A two-vehicle collision Monday afternoon in southeastern Garfield County sent three people to the hospital.

According to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, Bryan Wayne Nakvinda, 34, of Guthrie, was driving a 2000 GMC Sierra pickup eastbound on Bison Road, 5 miles south and 2 miles east of Douglas at about 1:50 p.m. Monday. With Nakvinda in the pickup was Anne Michelle Willis, 33, of Oklahoma City.

At the same time, David Joe Pipla, 56, of Marshall, was driving a 2008 Dodge 1500 pickup northbound on 174th, approaching the intersection with Bison Road.

According to the OHP report, Nakvinda failed to yield at the intersection and struck Pipla’s vehicle.

Nakvinda and Willis were not wearing seat belts, according to the OHP report, and both were transported by Miller EMS to Integris Health Edmond. Nakvinda was treated and released and Willis was admitted in stable condition with head and trunk internal injuries, according to the OHP report.

Pipla was transported by Garfield County EMS to Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, where he was admitted with trunk and internal injuries. He was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, according to the OHP report.

The OHP report listed the conditions of the drivers as “apparently normal” and the cause of the collision as “failure to yield.”

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