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Teens Injured In Bryan County Wreck

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ACHILLE, OK -- A Bryan County community is coming together to pray for three teens involved in a major accident early Sunday morning. It left three Achille teenagers hospitalized and at least one behind bars. KTEN's Jhen Kordela spoke with friends and classmates and has more on this story.

Right now, friends of the three high school seniors are forwarding text messages, requesting prayers for Lacey Gibby, Katelynn Ervin and Regan Christen.

The three teens were involved in a rollover accident on Highway 69 / 75 just after midnight Sunday.

We're told car loads of classmates from the tight-knit community of Achille were leaving Durant, possibly racing, when a vehicle in front swerved. From there, the vehicle carrying Gibby, Ervin and Christen swerved, overcorrected and rolled several times.

According to the Durant Police Department, two were taken by helicopter to Parkland Hospital in Dallas. And, one was transported to Texoma Medical Center.

Now, friends are praying for their recovery.

"Katelynn Ervin, she's awesome," says Taylor, a friend and classmate. "She's an amazing person, very smart, very friendly, loving person.

"Regan, she is very outgoing, popular type of person. Her nickname is T-rex -- we call her T-rex --  it's a long story.

"Lacy, she's very preppy. She's an awesome person. She has a very loving family that cares so much about her."

Friends say Gibby was ejected from the vehicle. She suffers from several broken bones and a punctured lung.

Christen just got out of brain surgery Sunday.

No word yet on Ervin's condition. 

Authorities say the driver of the vehicle that swerved in front has been taken into custody, facing alcohol-related charges.

Were still waiting on confirmation from officials on whether there was a second arrest.

- Jhen Kordela, KTEN News.

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