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Guardsman recovering after winter weather crash

Posted at 1:22 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 14:23:24-05

TULSA, Okla. — Oklahomans are donating to help a National Guardsman injured in a crash during historic winter weather in February.

Specialist Cody Casey served as part of the National Guard’s SMART (stranded motorist assist response team) program. While working to aid motorists during the severe weather conditions on February 15th their humvee was hit by a semi near Vinita.

READ MORE: National Guardsman injured in crash

Casey is being treated for an open leg fracture, broken pelvis, bleeding spleen, multiple fractured vertebrae, and broken ribs. He’s had two surgeries to repair the leg and hip socket, with a recovery time estimated to be 6-12 months. Casey will likely need a wheelchair during his recovery and is unable to work for the foreseeable future.

Casey previously deployed to Afghanistan and now works as a deputy with Tulsa County.

He is a married father of three and is a Den Leader in a local Cub Scout Pack. Organizers set up the fundraiser due to the outpouring of love and support for the Casey family, and the Casey family will be direct beneficiaries of all funds.

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