Seminole man killed, 22-year-old hurt in fiery, wrong-way crash east of OKC

Posted on Saturday, October 10th, 2020 at 4:46 pm    

CHOCTAW, OK (OKLAHOMA COUNTY) – A man from Seminole was killed and another person was severely injured in a dramatic, wrong-way collision early this morning east of Oklahoma City, according to KFOR.

The crash happened on I-40, east of Choctaw Rd and west of S Triple X Rd at about 1:20 a.m. when a 37-year-old driver collided with another vehicle head-on, setting both of the cars on fire.

The 37-year-old driver, Seminole man Matthew Clyde Harvard, died at the scene.

The other driver, a 22-year-old man from Oklahoma City, was taken to the hospital for the treatment of serious injuries, including those to the arm and leg.

No further 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 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.


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