A crash involving an SUV and an oil tanker resulted in two people sent to the hospital on Wednesday, March 10th. The crash happened on US-277, just south of the Comanche/Cotton County line.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported Yolonda Powell of Lawton was traveling southbound on US-277 in her SUV, while Bobby Starcher of Marlow was driving northbound in a semi-truck. Troopers stated Powell crossed the center line, hitting Starcher head on.
The collision caused both vehicles to veer off the roadway and catch fire, leading to a grass fire in a nearby field.
Powell was trapped in her vehicle for nearly 20 minutes before she was freed from the wreckage. Both she and Starcher were transported to OU Medical Center in critical condition.
Did you know in 2019 there were 23 fatal and injury accidents in Cotton County (Walters, Temple, Randlett)? Of the total 26 people injured, sadly two died as a result of their injuries.
If you have been injured by a reckless or inattentive driver, you should speak to an attorney. You may be entitled to compensation, including loss of income, medical bills, and pain and suffering. The personal injury attorneys at Swain Law Group can help get you the compensation you deserve. Please call usor reach out by confidential message for a free consultation.