Ada, OK (June 27, 2019) – On Wednesday, June 26th, emergency crews responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on State Highway 3E just after 2:00 a.m.
According to reports, two vehicles collided head-on along State Highway 3E near County Road 1600. The impact of the collision caused the first vehicle, a 2011 Dodge pickup, to go up in flames. A Good Samaritan was able to pull the man inside the vehicle, who was identified as 44-year-old Nathan Nolen, from the vehicle. Nolen was then airlifted to the University of Oklahoma Medical Center via AirEvac Lifeteam 26.
Two occupants of the second vehicle, a 2011 Chrysler, were identified as 49-year-old driver Deborah Smithee and 49-year-old passenger Charles Coffman. Both sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene.
Another passenger in the vehicle, who was identified as 57-year-old Tommy Hendley, was airlifted by AirEvac Lifeteam 26 to OU Medical Center in critical condition.
The cause of the incident remains under investigation at this time.
We would like to send our deepest condolences to the families of Deborah Smithee and Charles Coffman. Additionally, we pray Mr. Tommy Hendley and Mr. Nathan Nolen are able to make full recoveries from their injuries.
Car Accidents In Oklahoma
Every day, millions of people across our state utilize motor vehicles to travel from place to place. Unfortunately, many travelers do not make it to their destinations. Every year, more than 600 people lose their lives in Oklahoma car accidents while thousands more are left with life-altering injuries. When victims lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents caused by negligent or reckless drivers, surviving relatives should contact a wrongful death attorney in Oklahoma to get the justice they deserve.
For over 84 years, Oklahoma personal injury attorneys at McIntyre Law have helped thousands of people get the justice they deserve. Our attorneys work diligently to help those harmed get full and fair compensation to cover funeral arrangements and other damages incurred from the wrongful death of a loved one. We understand dealing with the tragic loss of a loved one can have a devastating impact on the lives of surviving relatives, which is why we are dedicated to helping families protect their legal rights and hold those at-fault accountable. Contact our car accident attorneys in Oklahoma at (405) 917-5250 to see how we can help you get the justice you deserve.
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Disclaimer: At McIntyre Law, P.C., we are active members in our local communities and in those across Oklahoma. While we hope the pain and suffering experienced in these accidents never happen to anyone, these kinds of events are all too common across our state. Our goal is that these posts will raise awareness and prevent future accidents from occurring. The information included within should not be misconstrued as legal advice and you should always consult with a trained legal professional about the specifics of your situation before taking any action.