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Tulsa man charged following fatal DUI accident in 2019

TULSA, OK – Authorities say a Tulsa man was charged with second-degree murder for a fatal DUI accident in November 2019, reports News on 6.

At the time of the accident, Hector Hernandez was reportedly driving under the influence and was fleeing the scene of an earlier accident in Broken Arrow. He then crashed head-on into an SUV, killing Jenifer Holt.

Due to the recent SCOTUS decision on tribal jurisdiction, and Hernandez’s tribal citizenship, all state charges were dismissed before federal prosecutors picked up the case.

We will update this blog if more details are made public.

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.

OKC man sentenced to life imprisonment for fatal 2018 crash

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – An Oklahoma City man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by an Oklahoma County judge after being found guilty of killing two people in a fatal 2018 crash, reports KFOR.

Officials say Charles Greenfield was driving high when the fatal accident occurred in November 2018. Greenfield reportedly crashed his silver car in a head-on collision with a taxi near Northeast 23rd Street and Bryant Avenue. Exie Ervin, a passenger in Greenfield’s vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the taxi, 78-year-old Neil Thurston, was taken to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries.

Officials with the Oklahoma City Police Department stated Greenfield displayed strong signs of being impaired by an illegal drug. This drug was later determined to be PCP.

Greenfield was arrested for nine felony charges, including driving without a valid license, second-degree murder, and causing an accident resulting in great bodily injury.

On Wednesday, December 16th, Greenfield was sentenced to two life sentences by Judge Amy Palumbo. She says each one represent a life taken by the suspect. Another 20 years were added for injuring a taxi passenger James Downs, who is reportedly still recovering after several surgeries.

Judge Palumbo also noted the sentencing was influenced by Greenfield’s 2015 and 2016 DUI’s.

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 pedestrian 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.

UPDATE: Victim of fatal I-40 crash identified

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has released more information regarding the fatal I-40 accident that left one woman dead last Thursday.

As we previously reported, the fatal crash occurred on I-40 east near the Pennsylvania Avenue interchange on December 3.

News on 6 has since released more details regarding the accident. Authorities identified the victim as 36-year-old Samantha Early, a resident of Oklahoma city. According to state troopers, Early was traveling eastbound her vehicle drifted left and collided with the interstate’s center wall. Early was declared deceased at the scene.

At this time, the ultimate cause of the accident remains unclear. We will update this blog if further information is released.

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.

Fatal accident reported on I-40

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A fatal accident in Oklahoma City was reported at eastbound Interstate 40 and Pennsylvania Avenue.

According to KOCO, there is no confirmed cause of the accident.

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.

Accident reported at SE 44th and S Post

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – An accident was reported at Southeast 44th Street and South Post Road this evening.

The accident occurred at 8:26 p.m., according to the Response and Accident Tracker.

No injuries were reported.

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.

State senator charged with manslaughter following car accident in May

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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