On Wednesday (March 10), Ree Drummond’s nephew and husband were involved in a head-on collision with each other.
According to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 21-year-old Caleb Drummond was taken to a Tulsa hospital in critical condition with injuries to his “head, trunk internal, arm and leg” after the fire truck he was driving crashed head-on with another fire truck driven by Ree’s husband, Ladd. The OHP reported that Ladd refused treatment at the scene of the accident.
Jerry Roberts, the director of Osage County Emergency Management, told TODAY that Caleb was alert when he was taken to the hospital.
“When they left with him, he was talking to me so that’s a good sign,” Roberts said. “He never opened his eyes or nothing but he was talking.”
Roberts also told TODAY that Caleb and Ladd were working with volunteer firefighters and other fellow ranchers to put out a brush fire that had reached up to 900 acres on their Oklahoma ranch.
E! reported that the two trucks collided head-on “due to high winds across grass and gravel” and that “Caleb was ejected from his truck approximately 70 feet from point of rest.”
Ree took to Facebook on Thursday (March 11) to update her fans on her nephew and her husband and to thank everyone for their prayers.
“I want to thank you all for your prayers for our family. Caleb and Ladd are in the hospital, but we think they will both be okay,” she wrote. “As a family we are giving thanks today, knowing things could have been much worse. Thank you all for your love and kindness. It means a lot.“
See her full post below.