KEYS, OK – A three-vehicle crash near Tahlequah took the life of a 72-year-old man Tuesday, reports Tulsa World.
The crash occurred around 5:50 p.m. at the intersection of Oklahoma 82 and Horseshoe Bend Road. David Tharp, 72, was driving a 1993 Ford pickup truck without air bags. Tharp was also not wearing a seat belt. He died at the scene after being pinned in his vehicle for about 15 minutes.
In addition to Tharp, his passenger, a 71-year-old, and another driver, 17, were also hospitalized following the crash. The third driver involved, a 50-year-old man was uninjured.
Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the crash. Rainy weather and wet roadways may have played a roll in the accident.