A Shawnee man driving the wrong way down Interstate 40 died in a five-vehicle collision on Sunday, April 25th, at 10:24 a.m. The crash happened on I-40, near mile marker 197.5.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 45-year-old Todd Cahill, of Shawnee, was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes when he struck a westbound vehicle driven by 82-year-old Jack Chapman, of Calvin.
Cahill continued traveling eastbound, hitting a vehicle driven by 41-year-old Klint Impson, of Ft. Gibson. Cahill then collided with a pickup truck, causing his vehicle to overturn, ejecting Cahill, and causing the pickup truck to hit a 2004 BMW.
Sadly, Cahill was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
According to the OHP, Chapman, his two adult passengers, and two juvenile passengers were uninjured in the collision.
Impson and his passenger, 39-year-old Katheryn Impson, were both transported to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City in critical condition. Two juvenile passengers in Impson’s car, an 11-year-old and a 7-year-old, were also transported to OU Medical Center.
The driver of the pickup truck and the driver and passenger in the 2004 BMW were all uninjured.
The exact cause of the crash remains under investigation. Additional details about the accident will be provided as they become available.
Did you know in 2019 there were 67 fatal and injury accidents in Seminole County (Wewoka, Seminole, Konawa)? The collisions resulted in 78 people injured and sadly, 13 fatalities.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the personal injury attorneys at Swain Law Group can help. Depending on the nature of the car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for lost income, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Please call us at 405-546-1292 or reach out to one of our Oklahoma car accident attorneys by confidential message to discuss your case.