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Injury Collision on I35 at Tonkawa


A Personal injury collision occurred around 1AM at approximately  2 miles south of Tonkawa.

A Freightliner driven by Jonas Butler of Dallas was southbound on I35. Jason Graham of Locknee, TX was driving a 2017 Kia and  was also southbound on I35 at a high rate of speed. Graham ran into the rear of Butlers truck and lodged under the rear of the trailer. Graham was pinned for approximately 27 minutes before being freed by Tonkawa Fire Department and Blackwell Fire Department.

Graham was Transported by AirEvac to Wesley hospital in Wichita, KS. Admitted in guarded condition with head, trunk internal, trunk external, arms, and legs injuries.

Butler was not injured.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol determined the cause of the collision as Graham being apparently sleepy.  Seatbelts were in use in both vehicles.