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14 people sent to hospital in two-vehicle crash

Posted at 4:05 AM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 12:42:27-05

Fourteen people are recovering after a two-vehicle collision on Highway 75, south of Hectorville Road.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol's Trooper Durant says a church van carrying 11 people from was having transmission problems on the road.

Trooper Durant says the van driver was going 35 miles per hour traveling northbound on the highway. A pickup truck carrying three people rear-ended the van sending it several feet into a field.

A patch of grass caught on fire, but firefighters were able to put it out safely.

The victims involved in the crash were sent to the hospital. Nine were taken by ambulance, three by private vehicles and two were airlifted.

The passengers in the van are part of the "Green Country Teen Challenge", which helps people recover from substance abuse.

The program's director, who was also the driver of the van, says they feel blessed to be alive.

"My biggest concern was the safety of my students. I tried to make sure everyone was cognizant... it was dark and we realized some were trapped because the seats had fallen back,” says Chet Biggs, the program's director.

He is asking the community for help in replacing the van, which was totaled in the accident.

The group has a thrift store located in Town West in Tulsa.

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