Grove man in critical condition passes away due to injuries sustained in crash

Grove man in critical condition passes away due to injuries sustained in crash
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ROGERS COUNTY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said a man in critical condition passed away due to injuries sustained in a major crash.

Deputies say the collision occured on October 15 on S 4220 Road just 2 miles east and 3 miles south of Inola, OK.

According to the crash report, a 2020 Freightliner driven by Dave Cairns, 20, was traveling northbound when it exited the roadway. Police say Cairns attempted to correct his vehicle but instead entered the southbound lane, striking a 2019 Nissan Sentra driven by Harold Lee Scott, 22.

Following the crash, passenger Joseph Alan Littlebear, 33, of Grove, OK. was ejected from his vehicle.

Police say Littlebear was then transported to St Francis Hospital in Tulsa and treated for head, trunk, arm, and leg injuries.

On October 27, Littlebear was pronounced deceased at St. Francis due to injuries sustained in the collision.

This incident was investigated by Trooper Andy Floyd #261 of the Rogers County detachment of Troop B. Assisted by Trooper Robbie Argo #218 of the Traffic Homicide Unit of Troop Z. Also assisted by the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office, Pafford EMS, and the Inola Fire Department.