Update (10:55 a.m. Friday)
The passenger in the pickup truck in Wednesday’s accident north of Boise City was recently transferred to a hospital out of state because of injuries sustained in the crash.
The passenger was pinned in the incident and had to be brought out of the vehicle by using the Jaws of Life, according to the original release. The passenger was initially taken to a hospital in Boise City and was then transferred to a hospital in Amarillo with head, trunk internal and leg injuries. She was then transferred to another hospital in Oklahoma.
Update (4:11 p.m.)
Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety released more information on the fatal crash north of Boise City that occurred Wednesday.
According to a news release, the collision occurred around 9:10 a.m. Wednesday on US 287 around 10 miles north of Boise City in Cimarron County.
A 2019 International semi-truck was driving northbound on US 287 while a 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck was driving southbound. The semi crossed the center line into the path of the pickup truck where a near head-on collision occurred.
The driver of the pickup, identified as 73-year-old Bobby Ray Demmitt, was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained in the incident. The passenger in the pickup, along with the two in the semi truck, did not sustain serious injuries.
UPDATE (2:48 p.m.)
Officials from the Cimarron County Sheriff’s Office said that all traffic lanes are currently open. However, officials are asking for drivers to continue to be cautious in the area, saying that cleanup in the area will continue for “an undetermined amount of time.”
CIMARRON COUNTY, Okla. (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials with the Cimarron County Sheriff’s Office released information regarding a Wednesday morning fatal accident north of Boise City.
According to a post made to the sheriff’s office’s Facebook page, the accident occurred along HWY 287 near E0094 Rd. Officials said there was a traffic collision with a fatality. Officials from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, along with the Cimarron County Sheriff’s Office, Boise City Police and the Cimarron County EMS, are on the scene.
Officials said in the post that traffic is reduced to a single lane until further notice. For more information, individuals are asked to contact the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.