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Payne County Accident Sends 5 to Hospital


A Sunday morning accident in Payne County has sent five people to the hospital, three in critical condition. The accident occurred at 12:30 a.m. and involved one vehicle just West of Yale.  26 year old Cody Dale Masters of Cushing was driving when the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve and struck a tree.  Masters was taken to the St John hospital in Tulsa and listed in critical condition.  A passenger 20 year old Kelvin Jon Fechner Jr. of Cushing is also in  critical condition at St. Johns and one juvenile passenger identified as a 14 year old female is in critical condition.  23 year old Robert  Shea Watson of Cushing is in stable condition at the Cushing hospital and a 12 year old female is in stable condition.  The OHP report lists unsafe speed as a factor in the accident.