Accident claims the life of one
An accident in Garfield County sends two Aline people to the hospital, with one being treated and released.
At 12:41 p.m., Feb. 16, Larry Eugene Shelite, 83, was driving a 2002 GMC 1500 pickup eastbound on US 412 when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle departed the roadway left in the center median. Then Shelite drove 0.1 mile in the median before going into an embankment and coming to rest by striking a tree on the driver’s side.
Shelite was transported by Life EMS to St. Mary’s Hospital where he was treated and released.
His passenger, Earline Shelite, 85, was transported by Life EMS to St. Mary’s Hospital where she was admitted in critical condition with head and trunk internal injuries.
The accident occurred 0.4 miles east of Ok-132 South, approximately 2.5 west of Enid.
The condition of the driver is under investigation and according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, the cause of the collision was listed as possible medical condition.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol provided an update that on Feb. 22, Earline passed away at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.
The accident was investigated by Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Barney and he was assisted by Trooper Cottrill, Trooper Sturgeon, Life EMS, Enid Fire Department and Lahoma Fire Department.