Hicks Park, OK (May 5, 2019) – Police have released the identity of a man whose body was recently found inside of a vehicle that was submerged in Mingo Creek on Wednesday morning, May 1st. Recovery workers verified that the vehicle slid off of US-169 and down into the water in the vicinity of the Broken Arrow Expressway.
According to authorities, 55-year-old Hiep Tran was on the US-169 travelling in a gray Toyota Camry when the vehicle went off the road and down an embankment into the flooded Mingo Creek. Flooding was caused by the rainstorms on Tuesday night when a fire truck passing through the area was flagged down by witnesses. Unfortunately, the vehicle was undetectable in the darkness and rapid moving water.
The vehicle was spotted by a police officer on Wednesday near 37th Street and Mingo Road. Emergency responders were able to get to the vehicle where they found Tran, the sole occupant, deceased.
We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of Hiep Tran at this time. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Oklahoma
While each motor vehicle accident in Oklahoma is not fatal, they are often catastrophically injurious, particularly those which occur for reasons beyond the victims’ control. Additionally, many car accidents are caused by high rates of speed, lack of visibility, mechanical failures, and extreme weather conditions, alongside other life-threatening factors.
It is important to understand that if you have lost someone you love in a car accident you may likely have the right to be compensated. This is especially true in the event that your suffering was caused by the actions of another party or other reasons beyond the control of the deceased. At McIntyre Law, our compassionate Oklahoma accident attorneys are devoted to working on behalf of those who have unfairly suffered. Please do not hesitate to contact us at (405) 917-5250 today for more information.
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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.