Three-vehicle crash kills elderly man near Tahlequah

Posted on Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 at 1:20 pm    

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.

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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