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One person identified following Thursday morning accident east of Newkirk


The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has identified the Newkirk resident critically injured Thursday in a one-vehicle accident as Jeremy Allen Bristow, 42. Jeremy was airlifted to Wesley Medical Trauma Center in Wichita, Kan. in critical condition with a broken collarbone, broken right arm, collapsed left lung, head injury and several broken ribs.

Kelly Bristow called in to the Kay County Sheriff’s Department to report that him and his son, Jeremy, were involved in a rollover accident. The 911 call was tracked by the Ponca City Communication Center back to one mile north of River Road. Newkirk first responders, Kay County deputies, and Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers were notified and responded. A passerby stopped by the scene of the accident to help at around 7:13 a.m. A deputy advised that he and the ambulance were two miles away. At 7:17 a.m. Newkirk ambulance arrived.

The injured individuals were then treated. Jeremy was ejected from the vehicle. Kelly, who was the driver, was sent  to Alliance Health with minor injuries. Jeremy was ejected into brush and a barbed wire fence in which the Newkirk Fire Department was able to remove him from.