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24-year-old woman killed in Logan County tractor-trailer crash

LOGAN CO., OK – Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol have identified the woman killed in a collision involving a tractor-trailer Thursday morning.

According to KFOR, the accident took place at about 10:25 a.m. along I-35 a few miles north of Guthrie.

Investigators believe Kristen N. Benham, 24, lost control of her 2008 Dodge Ram and collided with a cable barrier before traveling into the southbound lanes where the pickup truck was hit by an oncoming tractor-trailer. Both vehicles caught fire following the accident.

Benham’s body was trapped inside her vehicle for several hours following the crash. She was pronounced dead after being extricated by fire crews.

It is still unclear what caused Benham to lose control of her vehicle.

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.

16-year-old dead after collision with deer, semi-truck in Roger Mills Co.

ROGER MILLS COUNTY, OK – A 16-year-old boy was killed after he collided with a deer, and then with a semi-truck in Roger Mills County on Thursday night, according to KOKH.

The accident happened on eastbound Highway 33 at about 7 p.m., when the 16-year-old struck a deer, then swerved into the left lane. He collided with an oncoming semi-truck and was ejected from his vehicle.

The victim, whose hometown was not released, died at the scene.

The truck driver was taken to the hospital for the treatment of non-critical injuries, and was later released.

No further information is 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 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.

 

Two occupants, two firefighters killed in house fire in NW Oklahoma

WAYNOKA, OK (WOODS COUNTY) – Four people, including two firefighters, died during an early-morning house fire in Woods County yesterday, according to The Oklahoman.

The blaze occurred in Waynoka, which is located about 70 miles west of Enid, at 3 a.m.

A man and a woman were trapped in a bedroom due to the fire, prompting two firefighters at the scene to attempt a rescue.

All four victims were killed by injuries sustained during the fire.

The identities of the victims have not yet been made available.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation 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 personal injury 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 officer injured after being struck by car of fleeing shoplifting suspects

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A female Oklahoma City Police Department officer was hospitalized after being struck by the car of fleeing shoplifting suspects at the Kohl’s on Northwest Expressway and Council Road on Tuesday, reports News on 6.

According to officials, two officers responded to the store after employees called to report two female shoplifters. The officers then chased after the suspects as they exited the store and got into their vehicle. When the female officer stepped in front of the suspect vehicle, the driver accelerated and attempted to run over the officer.

Fortunately, the officer was able to avoid being run over but was struck by the front quarter panel of the vehicle and knocked over. As the vehicle passed, the officer was then hit in the head by a side-view mirror, causing non-serious injuries to her face.

Police lost track of the suspect vehicle after it sped away towards Northwest Expressway.

Following the altercation, the female officer drove to Integris Baptist hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Investigators are currently working to locate the suspects, one of whom has been identified by authorities.

OKCPD MSgt. Gary Knight urges anyone with information to call The Crime Stoppers tip line at 405-235-7300.

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 personal injury 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.

House fire in Sand Springs kills family pets, injures four people

SAND SPRINGS, OK – A house fire in Sand Springs this morning forced four people into the hospital and resulted in the death of their pets, according to FOX 23 News.

The blaze started in the living room of a home in the 500 block of N Franklin Avenue at about 7 a.m., and caused the roof and back portion of the building to collapse.

A neighboring building sustained some damage from the flames.

Four residents, who have yet to be publicly identified, were taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries.

The family pets, unfortunately, perished in the fire.

The fire remains under investigation 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 personal injury 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.

 

Truck driver’s inattention reportedly causes fatal multi-vehicle accident in Purcell

PURCELL, OK (MCCLAIN COUNTY) – A 35-year-old driver was killed in McClain County yesterday after being involved in a multi-vehicle collision believed to be caused by the inattention of a truck driver.

According to KFOR, the accident occurred in Purcell, at mile marker 93 of I-35 S, at about 11 a.m.

35-year-old Nichols Hills man Joshua Leffler was operating a 2017 Ford F150 Raptor pickup truck in heavy traffic caused by construction. His vehicle was struck by the driver of a 2011 International semi-truck, who reportedly did not slow down for the congested traffic.

The truck also collided with a 2018 Chevy Tahoe, a separate 2011 International truck, and a 2015 Freightliner semi.

Leffler was ejected from his vehicle during the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The first truck driver was taken to the hospital for the treatment of undisclosed injuries.

The other drivers were not reported as hurt.

 

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 truck 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.

 

Kansas man dead after crashing into back of semi-truck in Noble County

PERRY, OK (NOBLE COUNTY) – A 23-year-old man from Kansas died after crashing into the back of a semi-truck in a collision that may have involved sleepy driving in Noble County yesterday, according to KFOR.

The crash happened on I-35 South, about nine miles from the town of Perry, yesterday morning, when 23-year-old Suresh Shrestha, of Junction City, Kansas, lost control of a 2020 Toyota Corolla and traveled off the right side of the highway.

Shrestha, whom officials described as “sleepy” at the time of the crash, collided with the back of a 2016 Freightliner semi-truck that had been parked on the shoulder.

The impact pinned him inside his vehicle for nearly a half-hour before he was rescued and rushed to the hospital in Enid.

Shrestha died at the hospital of wounds sustained during the crash, including those to the head and internal organs.

No other 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 truck 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.

 

 

Breaking: At least one person reported injured in Pennsylvania Ave accident

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – At least one person was injured during an accident in the Shepherd Historic District area this afternoon, according to the Oklahoma City accident tracker.

The accident happened at the intersection of NW 28th St and N Pennsylvania Ave and was reported at 3:52 p.m.

While few details have been released regarding the accident, at least one person was reported as injured.

This is a developing news story, and our team will update blog posts as more information is made available.

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.

 

Two in critical condition after early-morning Tulsa County crash

SPERRY, OK (TULSA COUNTY) – Two people sustained life-threatening injuries in a car accident near Sperry early yesterday morning, according to a report by News on 6.

The accident happened about 3.5 miles east of Sperry, located about ten miles north of Tulsa, on I-75 and N 106th early Saturday when two vehicles collided.

Both drivers sustained critical wounds in the accident and were taken to the hospital for treatment. Their identities have not yet been released to the public.

No other injuries were reported in the collision.

Authorities closed both southbound lanes of I-75 for multiple hours for the investigation of the accident. The crash was cleared from the roadways around 8 a.m.

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.

 

Truck driver, 31, ejected and killed in accident in Grady County

BRIDGE CREEK, OK (GRADY COUNTY) – A truck driver was killed in a single-vehicle accident early yesterday morning near Bridge Creek, which is located about 20 miles southwest of Oklahoma City and about 14 miles west of Norman.

According to The Express-Star, the crash happened near mile marker 101 of the H.E. Bailey Turnpike, also known as Highway 4, at about 2 a.m. when 31-year-old driver Chevalier Mills, of Moore, went off the side of the roadway.

The semi-truck driver collided with multiple trees and a fence and was then ejected out of the truck, through the windshield.

Mills died at the scene.

No other injuries were reported in the crash, which remains under investigation 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 truck 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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