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Woman injured in interstate crash

July 11, 2013

A two-car accident injured one near Checotah. Oklahoma Highway Patrols said the accident happened at approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 40 eastbound on ramp from U.S Highway 69, about 2 miles southwest of Checotah in McIntosh County.
According to the accident report completed by the OHP, a 2005 Chevrolet Impala driven by Katie Fitzgerald, 26, of McAlester was driving east on I40 on ramp from U.S. 69 at an unsafe speed when her car went off the left side of the road. Fitzgerald overcorrected to the right and struck a 2011 International semi parked on the shoulder of the interstate.
Fitzgerald was taken by Life-Flight medical helicopter to St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa with head and internal injuries and admitted in critical condition.
Her passenger, Kaydence Marie Martinez, 9-months, of McAlester was not injured.
The driver of the semi, Mark Montgomery, 47, of Tarrant, Texas was not injured.

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