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Slick Roads Lead to Beckham County Crash

On Behalf of | Feb 18, 2021 | Car Accidents In The News |

A single-vehicle crash occurred early Sunday morning in Beckham County. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 11 a.m. on February 14th, on Interstate 40 in Elk City.

Suede Hamel, an 18-year-old of Stillwater, was driving eastbound on I-40 when he lost control of his truck, struck a guardrail, and rolled down an embankment through a chain-link fence.

According to the OHP, Hamel was transported to Great Plains Regional Medical Center and subsequently admitted to OU Medical Center to be treated for a head injury.

A passenger in the vehicle, 20-year-old Ethan Deer of Perkins, was also transported to Great Plains Regional Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries.

The official cause of the crash was listed as “too fast for snowy road condition.”

Did you know in 2019 there were 49 fatal and injury accidents in Beckham County (Elk City, Sayre, Erick)? Of the total 69 people injured, sadly six died as a result of their injuries.

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. The personal injury attorneys at Swain Law Group have extensive experience helping individuals get the fair and just compensation they deserve. For a free consultation, please contact usor reach out by confidential message.