According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Jacob Carlisle, 17, was westbound at 5:25 p.m. when he drove off the right side of the road. His Jeep struck a culvert, went airborne for approximately 25 feet and rolled before coming to rest on its wheels.
Carlisle was flown by Lifestar helicopter to Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas, and is in stable condition, according to the patrol.
In addition to the highway patrol, Calera Police, Calera Fire and Rescue and Bryan County EMS responded to the crash.
Carlisle wore a seat belt, according to Trooper Scott King’s report.
In other crashes, a person was flown to Parkland Hospital after a crash at 9:55 p.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of Briarwood near Briarwood Apartments. According to a police call log, the vehicle rolled into a creek area.
The victim was pinned in the vehicle and freed by Durant firefighters who used an emergency extraction tool. The victim was then transported to the Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma and flown out by Lifestar helicopter. A police report on the crash was not available at press time this morning.