According to reports from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Miguel Guzman-Perez, 69, of Lawton, was taken to Comanche County Memorial Hospital with head, trunk internal and external, arm and leg injures after the accident. He was listed in fair condition.
A passenger, Jose Hernadez, 22, also of Lawton, was taken by Jackson County Memorial Hospital where he was later transferred to the Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City with head, trunk internal and external, arm and leg injuries. He was listed in fair condition/
Guzman-Perez was driving a 1999 Toyota west bound on U.S. Hwy 62 when a defective left rear tire blew out causing the vehicle to broad slide for 150 feet, impacting the north ditch, then causing the vehicle to roll 1 1/4 times.
Seat belts were equipped and in use by all. Airbags did not deploy.
The Altus Times also received a report of another accident on the North Fork of the Red River on Highway 62, shortly after 9 a.m. The vehicle was overturned but there were no injuries. OPH was present at the scene. In Altus, at 308 W. Broadway, at 12:06 p.m., two pickup trucks were involved in a non-injury accident. The vehicles and the police units pulled into the Department of Corrections parking lot to gather information, as shown in the photo.