Teen and 2 children dead, 4 injured in Payne Co. multi-vehicle crash

Posted on Sunday, April 11th, 2021 at 7:18 pm    

PERKINS, OK (PAYNE COUNTY) – A 19-year-old and two children were killed, and four other victims were hospitalized following a multi-vehicle collision in Payne County late last night.

According to KOCO News, the crash happened west of Perkins on State Highway 33, near Cottonwood Road, at about 10:45 p.m., when multiple vehicles collided.

19-year-old Braden O’Rourke, a 4-year-old child, and a 7-year-old child were pronounced dead at the scene.

A 19-year-old woman from Del City and a 20-year-old Guthrie woman were taken to OU Medical Center for the treatment of critical, serious injuries.

A 3-year-old child and a 21-year-old man were taken to the same hospital in stable condition.

The accident 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 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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