Moore man killed in single-vehicle crash on Turner Tpk near Wellston
Posted on Sunday, November 21st, 2021 at 9:07 pm
WELLSTON, OK (LINCOLN COUNTY) – An elderly man from Moore was killed in a car accident on the Turner Turnpike in Lincoln County on Friday afternoon, according to information from KFOR News.
The collision happened east of Wellston on the eastbound Turner Tpk near mile marker 161 at around 4:41 p.m., after the 75-year-old driver of a 1951 Chevrolet pickup truck, Moore man Norman Drake, Jr., drove off the right side of the highway. There, his vehicle crashed into a barbed-wire fence and a dirt embankment before landing in a ravine nearby.
Drake was pinned within his vehicle for about three hours as a result of the crash. He was pronounced dead after the collision.
First responders were able to recover his body with the use of the jaws of life tool.
Authorities continue to investigate the accident 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 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.