2 people killed, 1 injured during boat malfunction on Lake Texoma

Posted on Sunday, July 11th, 2021 at 9:23 pm    

LAKE TEXOMA, OK (MARSHALL COUNTY) – Two people were killed during a boating accident involving a steering malfunction on Lake Texoma yesterday morning, according to KOCO News.

The crash happened near Sanders Island View and Wood Island at about 7:30 a.m., when a boat experienced a steering malfunction. This caused the watercraft to sharply turn, resulting in the boat driver and two passengers being thrown from the craft.

The boat then crashed into the three victims.

The two passengers, identified as 80-year-old Devered Dee Hines and 62-year-old Eddie Wayne Hines, died at the scene.

The boat operator was taken to the hospital, then later released.

 

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 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.

 


Kansas man killed in single-vehicle rollover crash in Kay County

Posted on Sunday, July 11th, 2021 at 8:05 am    

KAY COUNTY, OK – A 28-year-old man from Kansas was killed in a rollover crash in Kay County yesterday morning, according to KFOR News.

The crash occurred about seven miles north of Newkirk on Highway 77 and County Road State Line Road at 6:24 a.m.

28-year-old Andrew Banta, of Arkansas City, Kans., was driving a 2016 Jeep Wrangler when he ran off the left side of the roadway. He then crashed into the center median, then struck a traffic sign. The Jeep rolled over several times, causing Banta to be ejected from the vehicle.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Banta, who was not wearing his seatbelt when the crash occurred, may have been under the influence at the time of the crash.

No other people were injured in the accident.

 

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 and 2 children killed in truck crash on Hwy 51 in central Oklahoma

Posted on Saturday, July 10th, 2021 at 8:40 pm    

KINGFISHER COUNTY, OK – A man and two children were killed after their vehicle was hit by a semi-truck attempting to avoid a collision with a tractor in Kingfisher County in central Oklahoma on Thursday night.

According to KFOR News, the crash occurred on Highway 51, about 15 miles west of Hennessey, at around 10 p.m., when the driver of a tractor went into the roadway to drive around a culvert in a ditch.

A 58-year-old man from Texas, operating a 2015 Peterbilt semi-truck, swerved to avoid rear-ending the tractor. He went into the lane of oncoming traffic, and into the pathway of a 2001 Ford Taurus being driven by 33-year-old Okeene man Sergio Adrian Lopez Garcia.

Garcia swerved, attempting to avoid the crash, but his vehicle and the truck both collided in the ditch.

Garcia and his two passengers, a 6-year-old boy and an 11-year-old boy, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The truck driver was not hurt in the collision.

Authorities continue to investigate the crash 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 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.

 


2-year-old girl drowns in pond at Tulsa park

Posted on Saturday, June 26th, 2021 at 9:34 pm    

TULSA, OK – A toddler girl drowned in a pond at a park in Tulsa today, according to KTUL News.

The accident happened at a family event at O’Brien Park, located on E 66th Street N and N Lewis Avenue, after the family lost sight of a 2-year-old girl.

The child’s father pulled her body from the pond.

Despite the resuscitative efforts of emergency personnel, the child was pronounced dead at the hospital.

No other details are available 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 personal injury 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.

 


5 people from Arkansas killed in head-on crash in Leflore County

Posted on Sunday, June 20th, 2021 at 7:44 pm    

CAMERON, OK (LEFLORE COUNTY) – Five people from Arkansas were killed in a collision in eastern Oklahoma on Friday morning, according to Fox 24 News.

The crash happened south of Cameron on State Highway 112 at about 11 a.m., when the 76-year-old driver of a Jeep Cherokee went over the median and into the lanes of oncoming traffic. His vehicle crashed head-on into another car.

Inside that car were 42-year-old Aaron Gamble and his 15-year-old son, both of Arkansas. They both died at the scene.

The driver of the Jeep, 76-year-old Charles Drushal, and two passengers, 53-year-old Jill Drushal and a 15-year-old girl, all three of Fort Smith, Ark., were also pronounced dead at the scene.

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.

 


Update: Teen bicyclist dies after Thursday’s hit-and-run collision

Posted on Sunday, June 13th, 2021 at 1:08 pm    

BROKEN ARROW, OK – The 19-year-old bicyclist who was struck in Thursday morning’s hit-and-run in Broken Arrow has succumbed to his injuries, according to KTUL.

This is an update to a previous news story.

19-year-old Dallas Lowry was taken off life support at about 1 p.m. Friday. He was struck by a driver at about 4:45 a.m. Thursday near Elm Street and 111th Street as he was riding his bike to work.

Kylah Pumphrey, the suspected driver, then allegedly fled the scene.

She has been taken into police custody and is facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a license.

Lowry was an organ donor, and his organs will go to help eight people in need of medical treatment.

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 bike 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.

 


Update: 14-year-old killed, 2 others injured in fatal Kay Co. truck crash

Posted on Sunday, June 6th, 2021 at 8:32 am    

BRAMAN, OK (KAY COUNTY) – More information has been released on yesterday’s fatal car accident in Kay County, located in northern Oklahoma, which led to the death of a teenager and the injury of two other people.

This is an update to a previous news story.

According to KFOR, the crash happened on I-35 S, near Braman, at about 3:20 p.m., when a 2010 Jeep Wrangler was struck from behind by a 2005 Volvo semi-truck. The impact sent the Jeep off the roadway and caused it to overturn.

The driver and two passengers, all three from Stanley, North Dakota, were ejected during the crash. One of those, a 14-year-old, died at the scene.

The 45-year-old driver suffered critical injuries to the head and internal torso. He and his 40-year-old female passenger were airlifted to the hospital in Wichita, Kansas.

The 40-year-old passenger sustained non-critical head and internal torso wounds.

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 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.

 


2 Midwest City men dead, woman hospitalized following I-40 wrong-way crash

Posted on Saturday, June 5th, 2021 at 9:19 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Two men are dead, and another person has been hospitalized following a wrong-way crash on I-40 early this morning, according to KFOR.

The collision occurred on I-40 near mile marker 166 at 3:37 a.m., as the driver of a 2015 Dodge pickup truck, 91-year-old Midwest resident Montrel Shipley, was headed eastbound in the westbound lanes of the highway.

The Dodge crashed head-on into a 2005 Suzuki SUV being driven by 45-year-old Midwest City man Paul Flemings.

Shipley and Flemings were pinned for about 45 minutes within the wreckage before being extricated by emergency crews. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

A female passenger was taken to the hospital for the treatment of internal torso injuries. She was not immediately identified.

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.

 


Man faces multiple charges after fatal accident on Hwy 33

Posted on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 at 8:14 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The man responsible for the fatal car crash that took the life of Michael David McFarland, 30, faces multiple charges, reports Guthrie News Leader.

Troopers were dispatched to Hwy 33 and South Broadway around 4 p.m. on May 12 in response to an accident.

Michael David McFarland, 30, was heading west in a Ford Fusion on Hwy 33 when Richard Wayne Nyte, Jr., 40, allegedly strayed into oncoming traffic and struck McFarland’s vehicle. McFarland died from his injuries at the hospital.

Nyte was arrested by Hwy Patrol officers for being under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. He has been charged with felony manslaughter in the first degree.

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.


Worker dies after being electrocuted by overhead line

Posted on Friday, April 23rd, 2021 at 2:21 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A tree crew worker in Oklahoma City was killed after being electrocuted Thursday evening.

According to KFOR, the incident took place sometime before 10 p.m. near the intersection of Northwest 12th Street and Roff Avenue.

Firefighters say the man was severely electrocuted while working near an overhead line. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending further investigation.

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 wrongful death 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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