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Ponca, Tonkawa Teens Injured in Noble County Accident


The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that alcohol was involved in an early Saturday accident that has left two Kay County teens hospitalized.

At approximately 4:10am on Saturday May 28th,  a 16 year old Tonkawa teen was driving a 2000 Mazda at a high rate of speed on Ute Bluff, a gravel road .3 miles east of CR 150 and 1.9 miles west of Red Rock in Noble County.  The vehicle departed the roadway and collided with an embankment.

The 16 year old was transported by Perry EMS to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City and admitted in serious condition with head, trunk internal, trunk external and leg injuries.

Another passenger in the car, 19 year old Gabriel Sardina of Ponca City who was wearing a seatbelt, was transported by Eagle Med to Stillwater Medical Center and was listed in critical condition with leg and trunk external injuries.

After deaprting the roadway and striking the embankment, the Mazda rolled 2 1/2 times before coming to a rest on its top.  The driver was ejected 25 feet.

The report from OHP states that the driver had been drinking was impaired at the time of the accident.  He was not wearing a seatbelt.

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