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Two Singer boys badly injured in collision

On Monday, Jan. 25, at approximately 6 p.m., Oretta Fire Dept. was called out for a head-on collision involving two vehicles on Hwy 27 near Sturber curve.

A 1999 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Tyler Scott Fruge, 18, with Dylan Decker, 14, as passenger were northbound on Hwy. 27 when they were struck by a 2007 Pontiac G6 headed south whose driver was Ethan McPherson.

The jaws of life were used for extrication of all three involved. Oretta was assisted by Singer, DeQuincy, Ward 6 and Merryville Fire Depts.

Fruge was airlifted by Air-Med to Rapides General Hospital in Alexandria. He sustained a broken left collar bone with partial shoulder dislocation; broken right femur requiring a rod and five screws; broken right foot and left leg severely damaged above the ankle. Surgeries for the right foot and left leg have been postponed due to swelling.

Cards and letters may be sent to him in care of his father, Shawn Dale Fruge, P. O. Box 721, DeQuincy LA 70633. He is also the son of Sondra Foster of Starks and is a junior at Singer High School.

Decker, an eighth grader at Singer High School, was transported from the scene by Acadian Ambulance to Beauregard Memorial Hospital in DeRidder then moved by air ambulance to Rapides General Hospital in Alexandria. His injuries included a broken left leg that was repaired with a rod and pins; crushed left foot needing seven pins and 2-3 pins for broken wrist. He was to be released Monday, Feb. 1. His parents are James “Peanut” and Louann Decker of Singer.

At press time the injuries and condition of McPherson were unknown.

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