'We Think They Will Both Be Okay': 'The Pioneer Woman' Ree Drummond Gives Update On Nephew & Husband After Fire Truck Collision
A major sigh of relief.
Following a scary fire truck collision near the Drummond family farm in Osage County, Okla., on Wednesday, March 10, Ree Drummond's husband, Ladd, and nephew Caleb are recovering in the hospital.
"I want to thank you all for your prayers for our family," The Pioneer Woman star wrote in a Facebook update on Thursday, March 11. "Caleb and Ladd are in the hospital, but we think they will both be okay. 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," the 52-year-old continued.
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According to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the accident took place around 1:43 p.m. on Wednesday. Ladd and Caleb Drummond were each driving Himmat Fire Trucks on County Road N3660, trying to fight a nearly 1000-acre brush fire on their property in the area.
The 57-year-old was driving northbound, Caleb southbound, and the trucks struck one another "head-on," thanks to "high winds on a gravel road" leading to decreased visibility, according to the report.
Neither one of the The Food Network star's family members were wearing their seatbelt, the report said, and Caleb "was ejected approximately 70 feet from point of rest."
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Caleb, 21, is critical condition at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. He suffered head, internal torso, arm and leg injuries according to the OHP report said.
Ladd initially declined treatment on the scene, but is recovering with unspecified injuries.