Woman killed after being struck by runaway trailer on OK-76

Posted on Monday, February 7th, 2022 at 10:14 pm    

CARTER COUNTY, OK – An 84-year-old woman was killed in a collision involving a trailer on OK-76 in Carter County.

According to KFOR, a driver in a Ford F150 was headed southbound on OK-76 with an 18-foot double axle utility trailer carrying a smoker. The trailer separated from the truck’s hitch and traveled into the northbound lanes.

Gwendolyn Spellman, 84, was headed north on OK-76 in a Chevrolet Sonic when her vehicle was hit by the trailer. She was transported to an area hospital in critical condition but unfortunately died on Feb. 5 from her injuries.

The incident is still being investigated.

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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