Update: OHP seeks details on driver behind fatal I-40 crash

Posted on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 at 1:38 am    

EL RENO, OK – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is requesting information from the public regarding the fatal accident that killed four people on I-40 Saturday.

Authorities believe that 33-year-old Ashley Louise Ricks was intoxicated when she crashed her 2017 Jeep Renegade head-on into a 2003 Hyundai, killing its four occupants. The collision occurred in the westbound lanes of I-40 near Country Club Road.

According to News 9, police had been unable to question Ricks as of that evening, because she was still in intensive care at the time. They’re asking anyone who may have seen Ricks earlier that evening to come forward with information about her behavior in the hours leading up to the crash.

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 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.


Trooper involved in Oklahoma City Crash

Posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 at 8:07 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – An Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper was involved in an accident northeast of Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

According to News 9, the accident occurred at the intersection of Northeast 63rd Street and Kelley Street north of downtown Oklahoma City. The trooper was traveling westbound on 63rd St. when he struck a motorist driving north on Kelly Ave. after one of them ran a red light.

Details regarding which driver ran the light have not yet been made available. The civilian was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries while the trooper was treated at the scene.

We will continue to monitor this story and provide any further information as it is made available.

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Oklahoma Highway Patrol celebrates 75th birthday

Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 11:45 am    

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol was founded on April 20, 1937, and this year it celebrates it’s 75th birthday.

One of the things that brought the Oklahoma Highway Patrol into the national spotlight was the arrest of the Oklahoma City bomber, Timothy McVeigh. An Oklahoma Highway Patrol officer was working in Oklahoma City when he noticed a vehicle without it’s proper tags traveling on the roadways. He pulled the vehicle over, and evidently caught the notorious bomber within 75 minutes of the bomb exploding.

Although the technology has changed throughout the years that the patrol has been in place, their main focus has been maintained. That focus is centered on traffic safety. Patrol officers are still trying to maintain order on roadways throughout the state of Oklahoma.

If you have been involved in a car accident in Oklahoma due to the negligence of someone else, please contact the Oklahoma car accident lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046 today.

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