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One Dead after Three Semi-Truck Accident in Blaine County

by | Jan 27, 2021 | Car Accidents In The News |

A Neosho man was killed in a crash involving three tractor-trailers in Blaine County on Monday, January 25th. The accident occurred on US-270, 12 miles west of Watonga, at a railroad crossing.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported one semi-truck, driven by 58-year-old Gerald Ostowiecki of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was transporting hazardous materials traveling southbound when he properly stopped at a railroad crossing. Another semi driven by 29-year-old Sean Bush of Neosho, Missouri, struck Ostowiecki’s vehicle in the rear. The crash caused Bush to cross into the northbound lanes of traffic, striking another semi driven by 62-year-old Robert Palacio of Garden City, Kansas head on.

Sadly, Bush was pronounced dead at the scene. Palacio was transported to OU Medical Center to be treated for his injuries. Ostowiecki was not injured.

Did you know in 2019 there were 50 fatal and injury crashes in Blaine County? Of the total 56 people who were injured, sadly 11 of those individuals died as a result of their injuries.

Have you been injured in a car accident as a result of another driver’s negligence? The personal injury attorneys at Swain Law Group can help. You may be entitled to compensation for loss of income, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Our team also helps families who have lost loved ones with wrongful death claims. While we hope you never need our services, Swain Law Group is committed to getting you the fair compensation you deserve. Please contact us for a free consultation or reach out with a confidential message to discuss your case.