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Officer hospitalized in ICU after high-speed chase

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A Westville police officer underwent surgery at an Arkansas hospital after being injured during a pursuit in Adair County on Monday evening.
The officer was involved in a crash during the pursuit on U.S. 59 just north of U.S. 62 in Westville about 8:15 p.m. The crash caused all lanes of the highway to close for several hours, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
The officer was taken to a hospital in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and underwent surgery Tuesday morning, the Westville Police Department reported. He remained in an intensive care unit following the surgery.
Neither police nor the Adair County Sheriff’s Office commented on the details of the pursuit and crash.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident.


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