UPDATE: Driver charged after crash that killed Oklahoma City teen

Posted on Tuesday, June 21st, 2022 at 8:16 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — A 70-year-old woman has been charged following a crash in May that claimed the life of a 17-year-old motorcyclist near south Oklahoma City, reports KFOR.

The fatal collision occurred in the area of Southwest 107th Street and South Western Avenue on May 19, at about 12:22 p.m.

A preliminary investigation found the teen was riding a motorcycle northbound on Western when the woman, who was driving an SUV, pulled out from a private driveway.

Officials said the SUV had entered the motorcyclist’s path, causing a collision that killed the victim.

After the crash, the female driver was arrested and then booked into Cleveland County Jail.

Online court documents show the woman has since been charged with one count of first-degree manslaughter.

The woman is expected to make an upcoming appearance in court, but no dates have been announced at this time.


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 motorcycle 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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