Pioneer Woman star Ree Drummond recently shared news about her husband Ladd and cousin Caleb Drummond’s recovery. On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, Ladd and Caleb Drummond met in a tragic accident near a farm belonging to their family in Osage County, Oklahoma.
A day after the crash, Ree posted a message on Facebook thanking fans for their wishes and prayers and sharing an update on her nephew and husband’s health. Let’s look at Ree’s sincere message.
How are Ladd and Caleb Drummond?
In the Facebook update, Ree thanked her fans for their support and prayers. She informed everyone that both Ladd and Caleb were in the hospital and that it was going well.
Since the accident could have done much more damage, Ree said her entire family just wants to be grateful. She once again appreciated people for their love and kindness and wrote that their support means a lot.
A quick look at the accident
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrols’ report, the accident happened at 1:43 p.m., near the Drummond family farm, about eight miles west of Pawhuska.
Ladd and Caleb were driving a Himmat fire truck, with Caleb driving south and Ladd heading north. Due to strong winds on a dirt road, visibility decreased, and the two trucks experienced a head-on collision.
Reports revealed that while driving the fire truck, both men were missing their seat belts, and due to the force of the collision, Caleb’s body flew 70 feet from the crash site. He was in critical condition while Ladd was still responding. Caleb sustained internal injuries with head, arm and leg injuries, while Ladd sustained two fractures.
Fortunately, recorded in the St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, both responded well to the treatment. With no news of Caleb’s treatments announced, we know that Ladd underwent surgery to stabilize one of the fractures.
A look at Ree and Ladd’s married life
Ree and Ladd, who have been married for over 24 years, still share an extremely close bond. Their first meeting took place at a bar with Ladd drinking beer and Ree enjoying a friend’s evening.
After feasting on a long conversation, the two said goodbye with promises to call each other in the mornings. However, the phone never rang until the next four months. Later, Ladd took Ree to a romantic date night where both experienced a spark. And on September 21, 1996, the duo untied the knot.
Unlike most other couples, Ree and Ladd spend most of their time in the kitchen or watching cheesy 80s movies. While talking about their relationship, Ree said some couples write notes, go for picnics, hikes, romantic hikes, but she and Ladd like to joke with each other. This is what keeps their relationship alive.