PAYNE COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – An Oklahoma State wrestler is in the hospital following a car accident in Payne County.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 20-year-old A.J. Ferrari was driving a 2019 Dodge Durango westbound on Hwy 33 when he attempted to pass another vehicle on a hill.
However, he crashed into a 2007 Chevy pickup truck.
Ferrari’s vehicle rolled an unknown number of times before coming to rest in a ditch.
Ferrari was rushed to OU Medical Center in fair condition. Fortunately, his injuries are not expected to be life threatening.
OSU coaches told KFOR the vehicle ignited in flames.
OSU Football Offensive Coordinator Kasey Dunn and a good Samaritan pulled Ferrari out of the burning vehicle.
“Him and it’s someone else pulling AJ out of the car, helping AJ out with the car. And you know, you just hear it in his voice that as anyone would, there’s some fright to it, you know?” said Wrestling Coach John Smith. “I’m sure glad he was there. You know, I don’t know many people would go to car that was on fire and and try to pull someone out, but I’m sure glad Coach Dunn was there.”
A passenger in Ferrari’s vehicle, OSU runner Isai Rodriguez, was also treated for non-life threatening injuries. Rodriguez managed to crawl out of the burning vehicle.
“From everything I’ve seen, he’s going to come out of this okay,” said Cross Country Coach Dave Smith.