The Pioneer Woman star, Ree Drummond, recently shared news about her husband Ladd and nephew Caleb Drummond’s recovery. On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, Ladd and Caleb Drummond met with a tragic accident near a farm belonging to their family in Osage County, Oklahoma.
A day after the accident, Ree posted a message on Facebook to thank fans for their wishes and prayers and share an update on her nephew and husband’s health. Let’s take a look at Ree’s heartfelt 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 were doing fine.
Considering that the accident could have done a lot more damage, Ree said that her whole family wanted to just be grateful. She once again appreciated people for their love and kindness and wrote that their support meant a lot.
A quick look at the accident
According to Oklahoma Highway Patrols’ report, the accident occurred near the Drummond family ranch at 1:43 p.m., about eight miles west of Pawhuska.
Ladd and Caleb were driving a Himmat Fire Truck, with Caleb traveling southwards and Ladd going northwards. Due to high winds on a gravel road, the visibility decreased, and the two trucks experienced a head-on collision.
Reports disclosed that while driving the fire truck, both men were missing their seatbelts, and due to the collision’s force, Caleb’s body flew 70 feet away from the crash site. He was in a critical condition while Ladd was still responding. Caleb suffered internal injuries with head, arm, and leg wounds, while Ladd suffered two fractures.
Thankfully, admitted to the St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, both responded to the treatment well. With no news disclosed about Caleb’s treatments, we know that Ladd underwent surgery to stabilize one of the fractures.
A peek inside Ree and Ladd’s married life
Ree and Ladd, who’ve been married for more than 24 years, still share an extremely close bond. Their first meeting took place at a bar with Ladd sipping beer and Ree enjoying a friend’s night out.
After indulging in a long conversation, the two bid farewell with promises of calling each other in the morning. However, the phone never rang until the next four months. Later, Ladd 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 talking about their relationship, Ree said some couples write notes, go for picnics, hikes, romantic walks, but she and Ladd love pranking each other. That’s what keeps their relationship alive.