3 dead, woman and teen injured in fiery rollover crash on Hwy 177

Posted on Saturday, May 8th, 2021 at 7:30 am    

ASHER, OK (POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY) – Three people were killed, and two people, including a teenager, were injured following a fiery collision on Highway 177 in Pottawatomie County yesterday morning.

According to KFOR, the crash occurred on US-177, near Turkey Hill Road in Asher, at about 6:05 a.m., when a man driving a Nissan went over the center line and collided head-on with a 2010 Honda Odyssey.

The impact caused the Honda to spin out and the Nissan to overturn, landing upside-down in a ditch. The Nissan then burst into flames.

The driver of the Nissan and his passenger died in the crash. They were not immediately identified.

55-year-old Shawnee man James Chadwick Cravens, the driver of the Honda, also died as a result.

Two of his passengers, a 54-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy, both from Shawnee, were taken to the hospital via medical helicopter. The teenager suffered life-threatening injuries in the accident, while the woman sustained non-critical wounds.

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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