Stillwater News Press

April 24, 2013

Insurance firm claims livestock owner’s animals caused wreck

By Russell Hixson
Stillwater NewsPress

STILLWATER, Okla. — State Farm Insurance is suing a Payne County livestock owner, alleging his animals caused a wreck in May 2011.

According to the suit’s petition, Stillwater resident Greg Grizwold allegedly allowed his livestock to wander onto Highway 108 which caused an injury accident and $25,828.19 in damages.

According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol records, a driver and passenger were ejected from an SUV after they hit a cow, a utility pole, a fence and then a tree while driving south on Highway 108 just north of Richmond Road.

Kindra Whitmore, 27, and her passenger Ginger Denise Mercer, 30, of Stillwater, were taken to Stillwater Medical Center. Whitmore was flown to OU Medical Center. Mercer was treated and released from Stillwater Medical Center.

State Farm is asking the court to order the defendant to pay the $25,828.19 damages, interest and costs.