Custer County, OK (July 6, 2019) – Police stated that three people have tragically died after a crash caused by a drunk driver on Friday morning, July 5th, in Custer County. The collision happened in the westbound lanes of I-40 near Weatherford around 2:00 a.m.
According to authorities, an unidentified 68-year-old man was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of the interstate in a 2012 Honda Crosstour. The driver, who was traveling with a passenger, identified only as a 48-year-old female, had driven approximately 12 miles in the wrong direction before the crash.
A Custer County Deputy made an attempt to pull over the Crosstour just before it slammed into a 2018 Dodge Journey that was being operated by an unidentified 48-year-old man. A 25-year-old male passenger was also in the Journey at the time of the crash.
Unfortunately, the driver in the Crosstour who caused the collision, as well as both the driver and passenger in the Journey, were killed in the crash. Authorities stated that the driver of the Crosstour was intoxicated behind the wheel, and there has been no word concerning the victim’s identities or the condition of the passenger in the Crosstour.
Our deepest condolences are being offered to the families and friends of all of the deceased victims in this terrible crash. Our thoughts are with them all during this difficult time.
Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents in Oklahoma
Tragically, a large number of car accidents in Oklahoma are caused by reckless or blatantly criminal drivers each and every year. Many of these accidents, which are frequently avoidable, result in fatalities or catastrophic injuries as they are often caused by factors such as speeding, impairment, drowsiness, and mechanical failure. As the bereaved family, it is important to understand that you may have the right to be compensated for your unjust suffering. This is especially true when an intoxicated driver is at fault, which may also create grounds for wrongful death in Oklahoma.
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident on Oklahoma roads, our accident attorneys at McIntyre Law are here with a steadfast passion to assist you along the path toward obtaining the compensation you rightfully deserve. We realize that there is nothing more traumatic than the sudden loss of a loved one, and we are ready with over 84 years of experience to fight on your behalf. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (405) 917-5250 for more information.
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