Elk City firefighter killed in crash on I-40

Posted on Monday, February 14th, 2022 at 11:36 pm    

ELK CITY, OK – A local firefighter was killed in a car crash on I-40 west of Clinton Thursday night.

Jacob Wing, a 29-year-old Elk City firefighter was driving westbound on I-40 when the incident occurred, reports News9. Police say he slowed for traffic ahead when another driver rear-ended his vehicle.

After impact, both vehicles traveled off the road and into a construction zone.

Wing was pronounced dead at the scene.

It’s not clear whether the other driver was injured.

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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