Driver killed in rear-end crash on I-40

Posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 at 2:14 pm    

EL RENO, OK – According to KOKO, a driver died after he rear-ended a vehicle on I-40.

The 56-year-old male driver was parked on the north shoulder of I-40 in a Toyota Prius. For an unknown reason, the driver went off-road and slammed into the back of a Volvo.

The collision pinned the victim underneath the Volvo. Fire crews were dispatched to the crash site around 5:15 a.m. It took them around two hours to extricate the victim from the wreckage.  Investigators believe he died upon impact.

Neither of the two occupants of the Volvo was hurt in the incident.

The exact location on I-40 where the car crash happened is unclear.

Authorities will release the victim’s name once they have notified his next of kin.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma car accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

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