Oklahoma sheriff hospitalized after joining vehicle pursuit

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma sheriff is in stable condition after he crashed his cruiser into a tree during a police pursuit.

Officials say Cotton County Sheriff Kent Simpson has been upgraded to stable condition and could be released as early as Christmas Day.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the 59-year-old Simpson was responding to assist with a stolen vehicle pursuit early Monday when he lost control of his cruiser on a gravel road and slammed into a tree.

He was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Lawton and then flown by helicopter to a hospital in Oklahoma City, where he was admitted in serious condition with head, arm, leg and internal injuries.

The patrol reports Simpson was not wearing a seat belt.

Latest News

More News

National News

More National

Washington D.C.

More Washington DC Bureau

Your Local Election HQ

More Your Local Election HQ

Latest News

More News

Popular

KFOR Podcasts

More Podcasts

Follow @KFOR on Twitter