Sallisaw Woman Hospitalized After Head-On Crash

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SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) — A Sallisaw woman remains in guarded condition after a head-on crash Thursday evening (Nov. 24), according to troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Leona Johnson, 67, was driving her 2011 Chevrolet car on Wildhorse Mountain Road, just off of U.S. 59,  around 7:45 p.m. when she crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head on, troopers said.

Johnson was pinned in the wreckage for about 45 minutes while firefighters from Sallisaw worked to free her, the crash summary report states. She was then taken by medical helicopter to Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith to be treated for her injuries, troopers said.

The other driver involved, Dakota Perkins, 50, of Sallisaw, was not injured.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident, according to the report. Troopers said it’s unclear what caused Johnson to cross the center line.