Utah driver killed in 2-truck crash on I-40 near Clinton

Posted on Sunday, December 19th, 2021 at 9:43 pm    

CLINTON, OK (CUSTER COUNTY) – A truck driver from Utah was killed in a collision with another truck on I-40 in Custer County on Friday, according to information from KFOR.

The crash happened on I-40 W, about nine miles west of Clinton, as the driver of a 2019 Freightliner truck, a man from Bakersfield, California, was stopped in a construction zone. The driver of a 2015 Peterbilt semi-truck, 47-year-old Kim C. Gardner, of Santaquin, Utah, then crashed into the back of the Freightliner.

The impact sent the Peterbilt truck off the right side of the highway and into a ditch and caused Gardner to be ejected from the vehicle.

A 2018 Chevrolet Silverado was also struck with debris from the accident.

Gardner died at the scene.

Neither the driver of the semi-truck nor the pickup truck was reported as injured during the crash.

Authorities continue to investigate the accident 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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