According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a semi-truck accident occurred on April 24, 2018 at approximately 5:10 pm, six miles north of Octavia on US259 in LeFlore County.
According to the report, a 2016 Freightliner, driven by Kenneth Hillsman, 42, of Valiant was southbound on US259 when he lost control and ran off the left side of the roadway striking a guard rail and several trees.
The vehicle then overturned one complete time coming to rest on its wheels.
Hillsman was pinned for approximately 45 minutes being freed by use of the hurst tool.
He was transported by Medi Flight to Mercy Hospital in Ft. Smith and waS listed in stable condition with head, arm, leg, trunk internal and trunk external injuries.
Investigated by OHP, Leflore County Sheriff’s Department, Leflore County EMS, Octavia Fire Department, Big Cedar Fire Department, and Whitesboro Fire Department.