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Three Dead, Two Injured in Pottawatomie County Accident

On Behalf of | May 9, 2021 | Car Accidents In The News |

A multi-vehicle accident occurred in Pottawatomie County early Friday morning, May 7th. The crash happened on U.S. Highway 177 and East 1350 Road, near Asher.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a northbound vehicle on U.S. Highway 177 crossed the centerline and crashed into a southbound vehicle head-on. The impact caused the northbound vehicle to roll, land in a ditch, and catch fire.

Sadly, the male driver and his passenger of the northbound vehicle were declared dead at the scene. The driver of the southbound vehicle, 55-year-old James Cravens, of Shawnee, was also killed in the collision. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims.

Two passengers in Cravens’ vehicle, a 54-year-old woman and a 16-year-old male, were both transported to OU Medical Center for treatment.

Did you know in 2019 there were 209 fatal and injury accidents in Pottawatomie County (Shawnee, Tecumseh, Bethel Acres)? Of those total crashes, 21 occurred during the month of May, resulting in 27 people injured and two fatalities.

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.