Custer County, OK (July 8, 2019) – Oklahoma Highway Patrol responded to an accident on I-40 that took the lives of three people involved. The accident took place on Friday, July 5th, west of Weatherford.
The at-fault driver, 68-year-old Ronald Moore, was traveling the wrong way on the highway in a 2012 Honda Crosstour eastbound on the westbound lanes of I-40. Officials claim he had gone as far as 12 miles.
A Custer County deputy attempted to stop the wrong-way driver but was unsuccessful.
Moore struck a 2018 Dodge Journey. It was reported that both the driver and the passenger of the Journey died from their sustained injuries in the collision. Their identities were not reported, but both were from California.
Moore also died in the impact.
Officials claim that Moore was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
The crash is currently under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims who lost their lives in this preventable crash.
Oklahoma City Wrong Way Car Crashes
Wrong way crashes have extremely high chances of being serious incidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration claims that these account for 18% of all fatal car crashes across the United States and result in the serious injury of thousands more. Around 60% of all wrong way accidents involve intoxicated motorists. This is extremely negligent and can easily result in the death of those involved.
McIntyre Law, P.C. has expert attorneys who specialize in helping families who have lost loved one in tragic wrong way vehicle collisions. If you have lost a loved one in a crash with a negligent driver traveling the wrong way on the road, call us today at (405) 917-5250.
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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.