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Fatal Collision Near Vinita Leaves One Man Dead

On Behalf of | Feb 26, 2021 | Car Accidents In The News |

A Claremore man died following a collision with a semi-truck on Sunday, February 21st, at approximately 11:47 p.m. The crash happened on OK-2, five miles north of Vinita.

Sadly, the driver of the passenger vehicle, 35-year-old Patrick Heussmann of Claremore, was pronounced dead at the scene. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim.

The driver of the semi-truck, 68-year-old Raymond Hitchcock, of Greeley, Colorado, sustained critical injuries and was transferred to a Tulsa hospital.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Did you know in 2019 there were 26 fatal and injury collisions in Craig County (Vinita, Welch, Big Cabin)? Of the total 31 people injured, two died as a result of their injuries.

The sudden death of a loved one is an overwhelming experience. When a death is caused by the negligence of someone else, it is devastating. At Swain Law Group we are committed to helping families throughout Oklahoma get the justice and the compensation they deserve.

The law allows personal representatives and family members of the deceased to file wrongful death claims and recover compensation. You can trust our experienced team of personal injury attorneys with the legal procedures while you focus on what’s most important: family. Please contact our office or reach out with a confidential message to discuss your case.