Crash Leaves Teens Hurt

Claremore, OK – 9 teens hurt when pickup goes into Okla. creek bed

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) Nine teenagers suffered injuries when a pickup in which they were riding hit a sign and ended up in a Rogers County creek bed.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the accident occurred about 4:50 a.m. Saturday on a county road about two miles south of State Highway 66.

Troopers say the driver, 19-year-old Victor Antonio Ramirez, ran the pickup off the right side of the road in a curve. The pickup hit the sign and a bridge rail before landing in the creek bed.

Seven passengers riding in the pickup's bed were ejected. Two of those passengers eventually were taken by helicopter to a Tulsa hospital in stable condition.

Two other passengers were taken to a Tulsa hospital and four others were treated and released at a Claremore hospital.

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