The Woodward News

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March 31, 2010

Two killed in wreck

Woodward, Okla. — Two people died and three others were hospitalized after a one-vehicle accident in Ellis County Tuesday night.

Jaxson Paul Hamaker, 11, and Rydar Dale Hamakar, 9, were pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck 11 miles north and .25 west of Gage on a county road, said the Oklahoma Highway Patrol in its report.

Jacqueline Janette Hamaker, 28, the driver, was airlifted to the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City and listed in critical condition, the OHP said.

Rocky T. Hamaker, 8, was airlifted to Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City and admitted in stable condition, the OHP said. Also, Jazmine J. Hamaker, 7, was airlifted to Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City and is listed in critical condition.

All of the accident victims were from Shattuck, said the OHP report.

According to the OHP report, Jacqueline Hamaker was driving her 2002 Chevrolet Utility vehicle west on a county road when the vehicle went off the roadway to the right, overcorrected and went into a broadslide, hitting the embankment and going airborne. After impact, the vehicle rolled 4 and a half times coming to rest on its top in a pasture.

The driver, back middle passenger and driver’s side passenger seatbelts were in use, and three of the four passengers were ejected from the vehicle, according to the OHP report.

Trooper James Crowder investigated the accident with assistance from Lt. Stan Walker and Trooper Philip Ludwyck. Also responding were the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, Gage and Shattuck Fire Departments and the Arnett Emergency Medical Service.

The accident happened around 7:30 p.m., the report said.

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