OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Leaders at the Oklahoma State Capitol say a local lawmaker has been injured in a car accident along the Turner Turnpike.
On Friday morning, Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd announced that Sen. Allison Ikley-Freeman, of Tulsa, was returning to the Capitol when she was involved in an accident along the Turner Turnpike.
Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety say one vehicle hydroplaned and ran off the roadway into a ditch.
A short time later, Sen. Ikley-Freeman hydroplaned as well and hit the first vehicle.
Investigators say the driver of the first vehicle, 44-year-old Enrique Lopez, was uninjured when his car slid off the roadway. However, Lopez died from injuries he sustained from the impact of the second crash.
Officials say the senator was taken to OU Medical Center for treatment.
“While we want to be respectful of her privacy, we also want to thank our colleagues in the Senate and fellow Oklahomans who’ve reached out to express their concern, and we ask everyone for continued prayers for Senator Ikley-Freeman and her family,” Sen. Floyd said in a statement.
On Tuesday, May 26 Senator Kay Floyd provided an update on Sen. Ikley-Freeman:
“Senator Ikley-Freeman remains at the OU Medical Center where she was transported Friday and underwent surgery. She has since been transferred from the intensive care unit to the trauma unit. She is stable and alert.
“Visitation to the hospital is limited by COVID-19 restrictions but I have been able to speak to Allison by phone. While I want to continue to be mindful of federal privacy regulations, I can share that Senator Ikley-Freeman is very thankful for her excellent care and is deeply grateful for the outpouring of support she’s received from her colleagues, constituents, and people from throughout Oklahoma.”Sen. Kay Floyd, Democratic Leader Senate District 46
No other information is available at this time.