McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

March 25, 2013

Teen hurt when vehicle hits tree


McALESTER — A McAlester teenager was hurt Wednesday night when the vehicle she was riding in hit a tree on Tannehill Road.

Destiny Meeks, 14, was listed in stable condition with leg injuries following the 11:45 p.m. accident, according to a report by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Meeks had been a passenger in a 2005 Honda driven by James Hendrix, 19, also of McAlester, when the car ran off the road, according to the report. Hendrix and two other passengers were not hurt, according to the report.

Trooper Dennis Splawn attributes the cause of the wreck to unsafe speed.

According to his report, Hendrix was southbound on the road in a curve, about five miles north and five and a half miles west of McAlester, when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road and hit the tree. Hendrix left the scene of the wreck on foot, and Meeks was taken to McAlester Regional Health Center, Splawn reported. Other passengers were Josiah Kinglsey, 18, and Kassidy Tabers, 15, both of McAlester, according to the report.

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