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Car crash kills OKC officer

An Oklahoma City Police Officer died a day after a van in which he was a passenger rolled over in Seminole County the afternoon of April 14.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the accident happened at around 5 p.m. when a van on east I-40 lane blew out its left rear tire. The van spun 180 degrees to the right, before traveling down an embankment, crashing into a fence, and rolling over. Four of the passengers, including officer Chad Peery, were ejected from the van and sustained injuries ranging from minor to critical. Officer Peery succumbed to critical injuries the following day, while other passengers are now in stable condition.

Troopers noted seat belts were used and that the van had airbags, which according to them did not deploy during the crash.

The loss of such an esteemed figure is tragic, and the thoughts of our team at the Abel Law Firm go out to those affected by this loss.

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