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Rollover results in multiple injuries; one ejected, one trapped


Bellevue and Henrietta volunteer fire fighters use the Jaws of Life to extract a passenger trapped during a Wednesday morning rollover on Hwy. 287.

A Denton woman was air-lifted to a Wichita Falls hospital with life threatening injuries Wednesday morning after a single-vehicle rollover on Hwy. 287 approximately seven miles east of Henrietta.

Diana Kay Glover, 44, was one of seven family members traveling in a 2002 Ford Excursion, on their to Durango, Colo., for a ski trip. The wreck happened at 8:47 a.m.

Glover was trapped under the vehicle for more than an hour as volunteer fire fighters from Henrietta and Bellevue used the Jaws of Life to free her. Three others were transported by ambulance to Clay County Memorial Hospital.

Madison Glover, 15, of Denton, was ejected from the vehicle. Carol Sue Wilson, 72, and Caleb Allen Plankey, 15, also were transported with injuries.

The driver, David Plankey, 53, and passengers Sherri Lyn Plankey, 50, and Jeremy David Glover, 20, escaped seriously injured.

The vehicle was towing a utility trailer in the northbound lanes of Hwy. 287, near Hapgood Road when the vehicle lost traction on the ice and skid into the center median and overturned.

Bellevue and Henrietta VFDs, DPS Troopers, Clay County deputies and two EMS units from CCMH responded.

The northbound lanes of Hwy. 287 were closed for a short time to create a landing zone for Air Evac of Wichita Falls.


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