Woman dead, man hospitalized after Jeep crashes into bridge support

Posted on Sunday, May 29th, 2022 at 7:40 pm    

LOCUST GROVE, OK (MAYES COUNTY) – A woman was killed and a man was hospitalized when a Jeep collided with a bridge support on the Cherokee Turnpike in Mayes County late Friday night.

According to details from KFOR News, the collision happened at around 11:32 p.m., about four miles east of Locust Grove on the westbound turnpike, near mile marker 10.

The driver of a 2013 Jeep Wrangler, a 58-year-old man from Tulsa, ran off the right side of the highway and collided with a bridge support.

A passenger in the vehicle, 60-year-old Claremore resident Susan Blackburn, died at the scene.

The driver was airlifted to the hospital in Tulsa in good condition. He suffered injuries to the leg, arm, and torso.

Authorities continue to investigate the crash 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 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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