A Liberal Teen was killed in a two vehicle accident Thursday afternoon. The accident occurred at 4:05pm Thursday 4 miles south and 5 miles east of Hooker Oklahoma at an uncontrolled interstection on a County Road. A 2009 John Deere self-propelled spray unit being driven by Michael Wiebe, 21, of Hooker Oklahoma, was southbound on County Road mile marker 51 when he entered the uncontrolled intersection from the north. A second vehicle, a 1997 Chevrolet 1500 pick up being driven by Adan Navarrete, 13, of Hooker Oklahoma, entered the same intersection from the east, striking the front left tire of the spray rig. The spray rig continued south, coming to a controlled stop. The pick up, slid southbound and came to an uncontrolled stop in the east bar ditch of County road 51. Naverrete was pinned in the truck for 25 minutes, was taken to Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, then life flighted to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita with head, leg, arm, and internal injuries. He is listed in critical condition. A passenger in Naverrete's vehicle, Miguel Naverrete, 19, Liberal, was pronounced dead at the scene. Weibe was not injured. The seatbelts of the Chevy pick up had been removed from the vehicle.
The accident was investigated by Trooper Grant Arnold of the Guymon Detachment and Trooper Eric Brown of the Hooker Detachment.