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.