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An Altus woman was admitted to the hospital in critical condition Monday after an accident east of Altus.


According to reports from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Consoelo Simmons, 38, of Altus, was driving west on US Hwy. 62 about 11 miles east of Altus when the accident occurred around 4:46 p.m.


The reports states that Simmons was traveling west in the inside eastbound land. The driver took evasive action to oncoming eastbound traffic, departed the road right, and struck a road sign. The vehicle continued westbound and rolled an undetermined amount of times coming to rest on its wheels in the center median.


Simmons was taken by Jackson County EMS to Jackson County Memorial Hospital in Altus and then later transferred to the OU Medical C3enter in Oklahoma City by Air Evac. She was admitted in critical condition with neck internal injuries.


Seat belts were equipped and in use.


The accident was investigated by Trooper Lane Gossen, and was assisted by Trooper Trent Short, Lieutenant Steven Pothorst, Trooper Joshua Tinsley, Trooper Shawn Laughlin, Trooper Scott Hazel, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Altus Fire Department, Headrick Fire Department, Jackson County EMS and Air Evac.


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