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UPDATE: Johnston County crash victim identified

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JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. -- Authorities have released the name of a man killed in a crash in Johnston County.

Troopers said 20-year-old Ronnie A. Hearrell of Mill Creek died after a sport utility vehicle slammed into the back of a trailer he was working on along Old Mill Creek Road just over a mile west of Mill Creek.

The accident happened about 9:15 a.m Wednesday morning. There were five people in the SUV; three of them were hurt as well.

The driver of the SUV, 22-year-old Tabor Knight of Ardmore, was flown by helicopter to Medical City Plano and admitted in serious condition.

One passenger in that vehicle, Katelin Garza, 20, was airlifted to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City after being extricated from the wreckage. State troopers said she suffered serious head, internal, and arm and leg injuries.

A 17-year-boy was treated for minor injuries and released; two small children, ages 1 and 3, were not injured.

Another man who was standing next to the trailer when it was hit was not hurt.

"Once we arrived on scene, there were multiple people injured," said Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Joshua Christian. "We have a total of seven people involved in this thing."

Fatal crash near Mill Creek
The crash near Mill Creek blocked traffic on Mill Creek Road. (KTEN)

Troopers say Hearrell had pulled his truck over after noticing there was something wrong with the trailer he was pulling.

The impact pinned him in the wreckage, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Knight's condition at the time of the crash is still under investigation.

The cause is being listed as diver inattention.