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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.

Oklahoma Senator injured along Turner Turnpike

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Senator Allison Ikley-Freeman from Tulsa was traveling to the Capitol when her vehicle hydroplaned and hit another vehicle already on the side of the Turner Turnpike Friday morning.

According to KFOR, the previous driver’s vehicle also hydroplaned and was sent into a roadside ditch. Soon after, Sen. Ikley-Freeman hydroplaned in the same spot and also ran into the ditch.

The first driver, 44-year-old Enrique Lopez was unharmed when he slid off the road. However, he was killed when the second car ran into his.

The senator was transported to OU Medical Center and underwent surgery for her injuries. She is currently in stable condition.

The Oklahoma City car accident attorneys of Abel Law Firm have extensive experience helping those who’ve been hurt due to the negligent actions of others. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash, we can help. Our team will help you understand your rights and legal options and will seek the maximum compensation possible for your claim. Call us at (405) 451-5157 or fill out a contact form to schedule a free consultation with us online.

Police investigating fatal crash in Tulsa

TULSA, OK. –  Tulsa Police are currently investigating a fatal crash that killed a woman and a child and left a man severely injured on Monday. According to News 6, the accident occurred at 51st and Yale, after a man stole beer from a Quik Trip and fled the scene, colliding with another vehicle. The driver was injured in the crash, and two passengers, a woman, and a child were killed. Authorities have not released any information on the condition of the occupants of the other vehicle at this time.

The collision remains under investigation, and we will update this story with any new details as they emerge.

If you were hurt in a collision caused by someone else’s reckless or careless actions, contact the Oklahoma car accident attorneys of Abel Law Firm right away for help. We fight for the rights of those hurt in our community, and we will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us at (405) 451-5157 today.

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