State senator charged with manslaughter following car accident in May

Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 at 11:51 pm    

TULSA, OK – A state senator from Oklahoma has been charged with first-degree manslaughter stemming from her role in a fatal car accident earlier this year.

Senator Allison Ikley-Freeman, who represents parts of Tulsa and surrounding cities, was involved in a collision on the Turner Turnpike back in May.

According to KFOR, victim Enrique Lopez’s vehicle was on the grass near the right side of the road when Ikley-Freeman struck him. Ikley-Freeman was taken to the University of Oklahoma Medical Center while Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ikley-Freeman claimed she was driving 75 MPH, but police confirmed she was actually driving over 90 MPH before the accident.

Ikley-Freeman’s bond has been set at $30,000, although she is not currently in custody.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safe 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.

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