A Durant resident was seriously injured Thursday when the ATV he was riding on crashed while chasing coyotes, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.
Craig Bradley Northcutt, 36, was flown by EagleMed helicopter to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas where he is in critical condition with head injuries.
According to OHP, the accident happened at approximately 9:45 p.m. on private property northwest of Soper in Choctaw County.
Northcutt was a passenger on an Arctic Cat all terrain vehicle driven by James Shannon Dry, 41, Durant. The OHP report stated that they were chasing coyotes in an open field when the ATV hit a hole and rolled one time. Dry was not injured.
According to Trooper Darrell Wofford’s report, inattention by Dry was the cause of the crash. The report stated that Dry was also impaired by drinking.
Choctaw County EMS and The Nelson Fire Department assisted at the scene.
In other news, authorities were dispatched at 10:26 p.m. Thursday to the Stagecoach Bar on Highway 70 in Mead after a man in the parking lot had been hit by a vehicle after a fight. The man was reportedly hit by a vehicle’s mirror. Additional details on that incident were not available at press time this morning.