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One Woman Killed in Head-On Ottawa County Collision

On Behalf of | Apr 27, 2021 | Car Accidents In The News |

A Grove woman died in a head-on collision in Ottawa County on Saturday, April 24th. The crash happened on East 50 Road, two miles east and two miles north of Peoria, near the Oklahoma-Missouri state line.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a man traveling westbound on East 50 Road crossed the centerline, hitting a car driven by 38-year-old Karla Barton.

Sadly, Barton was pronounced dead at the scene. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim.

A 14-year-old passenger in Barton’s vehicle sustained injuries and was transported to a Joplin, Missouri hospital in critical condition. The driver of the other vehicle was also taken to a Joplin hospital in critical condition.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Did you know in 2019 there were 96 fatal and injury accidents in Ottawa County (Miami, Wyandotte, Quapaw)? Of the total 112 people injured, sadly 10 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 at 405-546-1292 or reach out with a confidential message to discuss your case.