Motorist killed in collision with semi truck in Kingfisher
KINGFISHER, OK. – A 34-year-old man was killed when his vehicle crashed into an 18-wheeler west of Kingfisher, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
The victim was identified as Kevin Cornelius Branch. The Enid News & Eagle reports that Branch was heading westbound in his 2010 Ford Focus on Oklahoma 33 when he failed to negotiate a curve and drifted across the centerline into oncoming traffic at around 6:20 a.m. He struck the driver’s side of a 2020 Peterbuilt semi-truck driven by 32-year-old Mikel Dane Bateson, of Perry.
Branch was airlifted to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City where he later died from his injuries. Bateson was taken to Mercy Hospital in Kingfisher where he was treated and later released.
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