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Wrong-Way Driver Killed in Muskogee Turnpike Head-On Collision

On Behalf of | May 1, 2021 | Car Accidents In The News |

A wrong-way driver was killed in a head-on collision on Thursday, April 29th, on the Muskogee Turnpike. The crash happened near the Broken Arrow Expressway intersection.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a 1999 Ford Explorer was traveling the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of the Muskogee Turnpike. The Explorer struck an oncoming Subaru head-on, pinning the driver of the Explorer in the vehicle and causing it to catch fire. Sadly, the driver of the Explorer was pronounced dead at the scene. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim.

The driver of the Subaru sustained injuries in the accident and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

A car and a semi-truck crashed into the collided vehicles. Thankfully, neither driver was injured.

Did you know in 2019 there were 2,065 fatal and injury collisions in Tulsa County (Tulsa, Bixby, Jenks)? Of those total accidents, 327 occurred in Broken Arrow, resulting in 460 people injured and sadly, three 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.