A personal injury collision that occurred in Muskogee County around 11:24 a.m. on Sept. 2 has left one driver hospitalized and another unharmed.
According to an accident report filed by Trooper David Frazier #226 of the Haskell/ McIntosh County Detachment of Troop C, the collision occurred on Hwy. 2 just 262 feet north of Interstate-40, and roughly two miles south of Warner.
Frazier reported Eddie Siemens, 78, of Sallisaw, was behind the wheel of a 2014 Ford F150 when he came to a stop at a stop sign, but then proceeded to make a left turn without giving way to an oncoming vehicle, a 2000 Kenworth tractor, driven by David Smith, of Porter.
Siemens reportedly failed to yield the rightof- way to Smith, 45, who escaped the collision unscathed. Siemens was transported by Muskogee EMS to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, where he was admitted in guarded condition with internal injuries.
Trooper Frazier was assisted by the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office, Muskogee EMS, and the Warner Fire Department.
The Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into the accident to determine any additional factors that may have contributed to the collision. As of now, authorities have not provided any further details regarding the circumstances leading up to the accident.