Borger man killed in New Year's day rollover
by C.F. David
A 20-year-old Borger, Texas man, Brandon Wayne Abrahamson, was killed in a one vehicle accident five miles west and 16 miles north of Boise City, on a county road at about 3:25 a.m., on Jan. 1.
According to a spokesperson for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Abrahamson was one of two passengers in a 2003 Chevrolet pickup driven by Stephanie Ann Vincent, 38, of Boise City. The accident report states that the northbound vehicle failed to negotiate a curve and rolled one-and-one half times coming to rest on its top.
Abrahamson, who had been thrown from the truck, was pinned underneath and declared dead at the scene.
According to the report, seat belts were not in use at the time of the accident.
Because of the remoteness of the accident scene, it was 6 a.m, before emergency services were notified. Highway Patrol Officer Boyd Perry responded as did Cimarron County Sheriff's Officers, the Cimarron County EMS and the Boise City Fire Department.
“They missed the corner and the pickup dropped into a ravine,” said Cimarron County Sheriff David Dunn. “They had to walk about six miles to the river house on the Vincent Ranch, and someone called us from there,” Dunn continued
Vincent, and the other passenger, Anthony Hernandez, 21, of Boise City were injured; both were transported to Cimarron Memorial Hospital, where Hernandez was treated for abrasions and released; Vincent was transported on to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo where she was reported to be in good condition with arm injuries.
The accident is still under investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.