An Altus woman is listed in critical condition after hitting a cow on a Greer County road Wednesday evening at approximately 11:15 p.m.
According to reports from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Kelsey Jackson, 21, of Altus, was driving a 2012 Mitsubishi 4-door one mile west of State Hwy 6 on US 283 when the accident occurred.
Jackson was east bound on US Hwy 283 when she struck the cow. The vehicle then departed the roadway to the right, and traveled about 2/10 of mile into an open field where it came to rest.
Jackson was transported by Greer County EMS to Jackson County Memorial Hospital in Altus where she was later Air Evaced to the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City by the OU Mediflight. She was admitted in critical condition with head and trunk internal injuries.
A two-year-old passenger in the vehicle was taken by Greer County EMS to Jackson County Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released. A second passenger in the vehicle, an 11-month-old male, was also taken by Greer County EMS to Jackson County Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released.
Seatbelts were equipped and in use by all occupants. Airbags were equipped, but did not deploy.
The accident was investigated by Trooper Tyler Shelby of the Greer County Detachment of Troop M, and was assisted by Lt. George Dickerson of Troop M, the Greer County Sheriff’s Department, Greer County EMS, Mangum Police Department and the Altus Police Department.