UPDATE: 3 identified after pursuit, crash on I-35 in NE Oklahoma City
Posted on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 at 9:27 pm
The rollover wreck occurred on the southbound interstate just south of Northeast Grand Boulevard, shortly after 9:00 p.m.
According to the Oklahoma City Patrol, officers in the area were trying to stop a driver in a stolen truck, which was seen traveling recklessly and forcing other vehicles off the roadway.
When troopers deployed a tactical maneuver, the fleeing driver attempted to evade, causing the truck to flip and eject two occupants.
A 22-year-old victim died as a result of their injuries, confirmed authorities.
Medics rushed a 26-year-old passenger to a local hospital in critical condition.
It was unclear whether the driver, 30, sustained any injuries, but they were taken into custody for investigation into first degree murder.
No further information has been released.
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.