According to a report from KFOR, Caleb G. Drummond, 21, is in critical condition at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after being involved in a head-on collision with another fire truck driven by his uncle, Ladd.
Drummond is the nephew of “Pioneer Woman” Ree Drummond, a popular blogger, photographer, and television personality who writes about food. Ladd Drummond, Ree’s husband, was driving the oncoming fire truck and refused treatment at the scene. The impact ejected Caleb approximately 70 feet from the vehicle.
The crash occurred at approximately 1:43 p.m. Wednesday on County Road N3660, less than one mile north of State Highway 11 and approximately eight miles west of Pawhuska in Osage County. Apparent high winds on the gravel road made it difficult to see, causing the two drivers to crash head-on. The cause of the collision is now listed as “Speed due to traffic conditions.”
Drummond was taken by ambulance to St. John Medical Center with head, internal torso, and arm and leg injuries.
Caleb was driving the 2007 Himmat Fire Truck south on County Road N3660, while 52-year-old Ladd Drummond, who is Ree Drummond’s husband, was driving a 2008 Himmat Fire Truck north on the county road, a gravel road.