Woman in critical condition after car accident

Eagle Staff Report

A woman who was seriously injured in a five-vehicle collision on Texas 30 remained hospitalized Friday in critical condition, authorities said.

Annie Rolling, 31, of Iola was riding Thursday in a Ford pickup that rear-ended a car parked on the highway shoulder, Department of Public Safety Trooper Shane Ellison said. That wreck started a sequence of collisions near Greens Prairie Road that sent seven people to an area hospital.

Rolling, the most seriously injured, was airlifted to St. Joseph Regional Health Center. She remained Friday in intensive care, a hospital official said.

Ellison said the driver of the pickup, 66-year-old Freddie Lee Holmes, and another passenger, 70-year-old Ruby Rolling, were treated for injuries and released Thursday. They also live in Iola.

Kenneth Walkoviak, 45, of Roans Prairie and Randall Lynn Golden, 38, of Houston had been standing near two parked cars on the Texas 30 shoulder when the accident happened. Walkoviak was treated and released, Ellison said, and Golden’s condition was not immediately available.

The two other injured motorists, who were in a 1999 Buick that hit the Ford truck, also got out of the hospital Thursday. Ellison identified them as 71-year-old Hedy Gilmore, and her son, 42-year-old Timothy Gilmore, both of Huntsville.

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