1 dead, 1 hospitalized after head-on crash in Kay County

Posted on Sunday, June 19th, 2022 at 7:00 am    

NEWKIRK, OK (KAY COUNTY) – One driver was killed and another was hospitalized as a result of a head-on crash in Kay County yesterday morning, according to information from OKC FOX.

The crash happened near Newkirk, less than a half-mile west of North Waverly and Oklahoma Highway 11 (W Doolin Avenue), when a driver headed eastbound went over the center line. There, they collided head-on with a westbound vehicle.

The wrong-way driver, a 55-year-old resident of Bartlesville, died at the scene.

The other driver, 88-year-old Ponca City resident Denver Gearhart, was hospitalized in reportedly fair condition.

The crash remains under investigation 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 City 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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