Pioneer Woman star Ree Drummond recently shared news of the recovery of her husband Ladd and nephew Caleb Drummond. On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, Ladd and Caleb Drummond encountered a tragic accident near their family’s farm in Osage County, Oklahoma.
A day after the accident, Ree posted a message on Facebook to thank fans for their wishes and prayers and to share an update on the health of her nephew and husband. Let’s take a look at Ree’s righteous message.
How are Ladd and Caleb Drummond doing?
In the Facebook update, Ree thanked her admirers for their support and prayers. She informed everyone that both Ladd and Caleb were in the hospital and doing well.
Considering the accident could have done a lot more damage, Ree said her entire family just wanted to be grateful. Appreciating people again for their love and kindness, she 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 ranch, about eight miles west of Pawhuska.
Ladd and Caleb drove a Himmat fire truck, with Caleb driving south and Ladd driving north. Due to strong winds on a gravel road, visibility deteriorated and the two trucks collided head-on.
Both men were reportedly missing their seat belts while driving the fire engine, 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 suffered internal injuries with head, arm and leg wounds while Ladd sustained two fractures.
Luckily, both were admitted to St. John Medical Center in Tulsa and responded well to treatment. With no news about Caleb’s treatment, we know Ladd underwent surgery to stabilize one of the fractures.
A glimpse into Ree and Ladd’s married life
Ree and Ladd, who have been married for more than 24 years, still share an extremely close bond. Their first meeting was at a bar, where Ladd was sipping beer and Ree was enjoying a friend’s night out.
After a long conversation, the two say goodbye, promising to call each other the next morning. However, the phone didn’t ring for the next four months. Ladd later took Ree on a romantic date night, where both experienced a spark. And on September 21, 1996, the duo tied the knot.
Unlike most other couples, Ree and Ladd spend most of their time in the kitchen or watching cheesy 80s movies. While discussing their relationship, Ree said that some couples write notes, go on picnics, go hiking, go on romantic walks, but she and Ladd love to play pranks on each other. That keeps their relationship alive.