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Unidentified driver killed in fiery, early-morning crash in Grady County

ACME, OK (GRADY COUNTY) – One person was killed in a dramatic, fiery car accident west of Rush Springs early this morning, according to KFOR.

The accident happened in Acme, near the intersection of County Rd 2770 and SH-17 just after 5 a.m., when the driver of a 2007 Dodge failed to properly navigate a curve and went off the roadway. The driver then went back onto the roadway and over the center line, into the left lane.

The driver overcorrected, then rolled over multiple times as it went off the right side of the roadway once more.

The vehicle was aflame when a witness discovered the vehicle and the victim, who died at the scene.

The victim has not yet been publicly identified.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the accident at this time.

At least one person injured on I-35 accident in SE OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – At least one person was injured in a collision in southeast Oklahoma City yesterday afternoon, according to a tweet by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

The accident happened on southbound I-35, near SE 15th St and was reported by OHP at 2:38 p.m.

OHP reported that at least one person was injured in the crash, though they did not specify the identity of the victim or victims or the circumstances surrounding the collision.

Authorities closed the center lanes of the interstate for the cleanup and investigation of the accident, which was cleared from the roadway a little less than six hours later, at 8:21 p.m.

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.

 

Two in critical condition after early-morning Tulsa County crash

SPERRY, OK (TULSA COUNTY) – Two people sustained life-threatening injuries in a car accident near Sperry early yesterday morning, according to a report by News on 6.

The accident happened about 3.5 miles east of Sperry, located about ten miles north of Tulsa, on I-75 and N 106th early Saturday when two vehicles collided.

Both drivers sustained critical wounds in the accident and were taken to the hospital for treatment. Their identities have not yet been released to the public.

No other injuries were reported in the collision.

Authorities closed both southbound lanes of I-75 for multiple hours for the investigation of the accident. The crash was cleared from the roadways around 8 a.m.

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.

 

Teenage girl, 3 adults dead in I-40 wrong-way collision in El Reno

EL RENO, OK (CANADIAN COUNTY) – A woman may have been intoxicated when she crashed her vehicle in a wrong-way crash near El Reno that may have resulted in the death of a teenage girl and three other people early this morning, investigators say.

According to KFOR, the accident happened on I-40 near El Reno at about 1:37 a.m. when Moore woman Ashley Louise Ricks, 33, crashed her 2017 Jeep Renegade into a 2003 Hyundai in a head-on collision. The Jeep landed upside-down into a nearby ditch, and the Hyundai collided with a median before catching on fire.

Authorities are attempting to determine if Ricks was intoxicated at the time, as she had been driving the wrong way on the highway for over 10 miles.

Three adults died at the scene. A teenage girl was taken to the hospital in El Reno, and there she was pronounced dead. All four victims were occupants of the Hyundai.

Ricks was brought to the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, where she is receiving treatment for critical injuries, including those to the leg, arm, and internal organs.

Authorities are searching for anyone who may have information on the crash or on Ricks’ whereabouts last night.

The accident 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 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.

 

Truck driver, 31, ejected and killed in accident in Grady County

BRIDGE CREEK, OK (GRADY COUNTY) – A truck driver was killed in a single-vehicle accident early yesterday morning near Bridge Creek, which is located about 20 miles southwest of Oklahoma City and about 14 miles west of Norman.

According to The Express-Star, the crash happened near mile marker 101 of the H.E. Bailey Turnpike, also known as Highway 4, at about 2 a.m. when 31-year-old driver Chevalier Mills, of Moore, went off the side of the roadway.

The semi-truck driver collided with multiple trees and a fence and was then ejected out of the truck, through the windshield.

Mills died at the scene.

No other injuries were reported in the crash, which 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 truck 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.

 

Alleged shooting follows car accident in OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – An accident in northwest Oklahoma City led to an alleged shooting, according to KFOR.

The crash two-vehicle crash happened in the 4600 block of Northwest 39th Expressway on Wednesday afternoon.

Officials say that after the accident, one of the motorists shot the other in the leg and hand.

The victim then fled to a nearby friend’s house to call for help.

Police are still looking for the suspect, and are investigating what led up to the shooting.

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.

 

15-year-old girl in ICU after football goalpost falls on top of her

CYRIL, OK – A 15-year-old girl is in the ICU after a football goalpost fell on her and pinned her to the ground on Monday, according to KFOR.

Jenessa Thompson was posing for photographs with her cheer team when the goalpost came down on top of her, striking her in the head. It is unclear what caused the collapse.

Witnesses say that Thompson was unresponsive when she was pulled from beneath the post. She was taken to the OU Medical Center by helicopter, and was treated at the ICU for several injuries, including a possibly dislocated jaw.

As of Monday night, she was said to have been responding well to her treatment.

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Two people dead, another injured in Henryetta UTV vs pickup crash

HENRYETTA, OK – Two men were killed and another person was injured when a UTV crashed into another vehicle in an accident in the Henryetta area on Friday, according to News 9.

The accident happened early Friday morning when the victims, Brice McGirt, 25, and Nicholas King, 33, struck a pickup truck with their UTV.

The occupants of the UTV died as a result of the accident.

The pickup truck’s driver, who was not publicly identified, was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Authorities continue to investigate the collision 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 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.

 

Man hit and killed by semi-truck after crashing his car in fiery accident near Shawnee

SHAWNEE, OK (POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY) – A 57-year-old man was killed in an accident northeast of Shawnee, in Pottawatomie County Friday morning when he stepped out of his car, which had caught on fire in a separate crash on I-40.

According to KFOR, the accident happened near the Earlsboro exit on westbound I-40 just before 6:30 a.m.

The victim, 57-year-old Robert Scott Cappetta, of Prague, Oklahoma, ran off the side of the road, and his 2005 Ford van collided with a guardrail. The vehicle continued onto the shoulder and then caught on fire.

Cappetta walked out of the blazing car and walked to the interstate when he was hit by a semi-truck. He died at the scene.

The truck driver was not reported as injured.

According to the report, it was dark when the accident occurred.

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.

 

Two men from Seminole in crit. condition after Midway semi-truck accident

MIDWAY, OK – Two people from Seminole were seriously hurt after they were ejected from a semi-truck during a single-vehicle collision yesterday in Lincoln County, according to KFOR.

The accident happened on SH-102, about six miles north of Midway at about 4 p.m. when the back wheels of a 2006 Volvo semi-truck, driven by 44-year-old Shawn Allen Gray, went off the road.

Gray overcorrected the truck, causing the truck to go off the opposite side of the road. He attempted to correct the truck’s path once more, and the vehicle rolled over four times before landing upside-down.

Gray was ejected five feet from the truck and a passenger, 29-year-old Jose De Jesus Santillan Lopez, was ejected about 50 feet.

Both men were taken to the University of Oklahoma Hospital for the treatment of severe injuries, including wounds to the head and internal organs.

No other vehicles were reported as being involved in the crash.

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 truck 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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