Head-on collision kills 2 in Oklahoma 74 wrongful death wreck

Two Oklahoma residents died in a multi-vehicle accident after a serious crash on Oklahoma 74. The fatal car crash occurred in Logan County, killing a 30-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man. Both of those decedents died from trauma injuries suffered in the wreck. Official reports show that four other people were also harmed in the car accident.

Investigators say that the female victim was driving her pickup truck north on the road when she was struck head-on by a 31-year-old male driver behind the wheel of a Ford F550 truck. The driver of that vehicle apparently crossed the centerline of the road and struck the victim's vehicle after first colliding with a semi-truck that was traveling northbound.

The at-fault driver in this case apparently suffered injury in the wrongful death crash, with reports indicating that he had arm and leg injuries. A 21-year-old passenger in that truck suffered more serious ailments, however; that man was in critical condition after the wreck after suffering head trauma. The two decedents were both in the pickup truck that was struck head-on. A 4-year-old and a 2-year-old who were also in that vehicle at the time of the wreck were also transported to area hospitals. The driver of the semi-truck did not suffer injury.

Investigators say they are still not certain exactly why the at-fault driver struck the semi-truck in the first place. It is not clear whether alcohol, drowsiness, distraction or speed may have played a role in this wreck. So far, news reports do not indicate that the driver is facing criminal charges, though that could soon change.

No one deserves to go through the tragic loss of a loved one because a negligent driver crosses the centerline of a rural highway. Victims who leave behind young family members deserve to have their relatives compensated in connection with this type of fatal car crash. A wrongful death suit may be the right solution for victims who have suffered the death of a beloved relative because of a negligent driver.

Source: The Enid News & Eagle, "Logan County crash kills 2 Hennessey residents" Jul. 18, 2014

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