Blanchard couple injured in wreck near Madill

A Blanchard couple were taken to a Durant Hospital after they tried to avoid hitting a pickup stopped in the road. 

Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) reported that Shawn Dennis, 48, was driving a pickup with passenger, Susan Dennis, 51, southbound on U.S. Highway 377 on Friday.

For an unknown reason, a northbound pickup driven by Michael young, 57, of Dallas, stopped in the southbound lane, in the flow of oncoming traffic. 

Shawn attempted to miss hitting the pickup, served to the left, and struck the vehicle, according to OHP. 

Shawn and Susan were transported via EMS to Medical Center of Southwest Oklahoma. Shawn was treated and released. Susan was admitted with leg injuries. 

Young was transported by EMS to Texas Medical Center in Sherman, Texas, then to Plano Medical Center in Plano. He was admitted with internal injuries. 

The cause of the collision is under investigation by OHP. 

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