PAWHUSKA, Okla. — Two fire trucks crashed Wednesday afternoon while responding to a fire spreading toward the Drummond family ranch near Pawhuska.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported that two fire trucks crashed head-on on County Road N3660 about eight miles west of Pawhuska, critically injuring the driver, 21-year-old Caleb Drummond.
The driver of the other truck, 57-year-old Ladd Drummond, refused medical treatment at the scene, according to troopers, but we’ve learned from emergency management officials that he was later life-flighted by helicopter. It is unknown, currently, what injuries he is being treated for.
The two men are believed to be the husband and nephew of Ree Drummond also known as “The Pioneer Woman”
“Due to high winds on a gravel road, visibility was decreased causing Vehicle-1 and Vehicle-2 to hit head-on,” troopers said in a statement.
“[Caleb Drummond] was ejected approximately 70 feet from point of rest.”
The ranch belongs to the family of TV personality and food writer Ree Drummond, also known as the “Pioneer Woman.”
Ree Drummond released this statement on Facebook Thursday.
Firefighters in the area and across northeastern Oklahoma have been battling grassfires helped along by windy conditions since Monday.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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