Texhoma teen in critical condition in Wichita

by Sarah Lewers

The Guymon Daily Herald

FOUR CORNERS-A rural Texhoma man suffered massive injuries in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 64 near here shortly after 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16.


A 1996 Ford Ranger driven by Tanner Williams, 17, of rural Texhoma, was westbound when it crossed the center line and struck a 1996 freightliner driven by Daniel Riggs, 56, of Beaver, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol report.

The OHP said Williams was pinned in the vehicle for approximately 30 minutes.


The wreck, which happened 18 miles north and two miles west of Texhoma, injured both drivers.

Williams was transported to Morton County Hospital in Elkhart , Kan. , and later transported to St. Francis Hospital in Wichita where he is listed in critical condition with massive injuries, the OHP said.

Riggs was transported to Memorial Hospital of Texas County where he was treated and released, according to the report.

Williams was wearing his seat belt, and Riggs was not, the OHP said.

The wreck was investigated by Troopers Grant Arnold and Trey Sheets  from the Texas County detachment, and Trooper Eric Terrell of the Cimarron County detachment.

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