21-year-old dead, 1 critically injured in wrong-way crash on I-40

Posted on Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 at 8:51 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A 21-year-old woman died, and another person was left in critical condition as a result of a multi-vehicle wrong-way crash on I-40 early this morning, according to KOCO News.

The crash happened on eastbound I-40, near I-235, at about 2:10 a.m., as the driver of a red 2006 Ford Focus, 21-year-old Oklahoma City resident Brooklyn K. Murphy, was headed westbound, against the flow of oncoming traffic.

Murphy’s vehicle collided head-on with a gray 2019 Honda Accord, then overturned.

The impact sent the Accord off the side of the road and onto the shoulder.

The driver of a white 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe then collided with the Focus.

Murphy died at the scene.

The driver of the Accord was taken to the hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries.

The two occupants of the Tahoe were not hospitalized, according to the report.

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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