Oklahoma City, OK (May 19, 2019) – According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials, a woman tragically lost her life after either jumping or falling onto Interstate 44 early on Sunday morning, May 19. Police stated that the incident occurred at around 2:15 a.m. for unknown reasons.
Following a preliminary investigation into the incident, a woman was confirmed to have died after she ended up on the highway. The woman was determined to have died from injuries that stemmed from sudden impact, although it is unclear as to whether or not the cause of death was from the fall or being struck by a vehicle.
The identity of the victim is not being released at this time as authorities are looking to notify loved ones. The investigation into this incident is searching to establish whether this was an accident or a suicide. The incident took place in the eastbound lanes of I-44 at Northwest 10th Street and forced the closure of the roadway for approximately five hours.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the woman who lost her life in this crash. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Oklahoma
People are all-too-often struck and killed or seriously injured in Oklahoma pedestrian accidents which can occur for several different reasons. In some cases, people put themselves in the way of danger, and many times victims are struck due to an intoxicated, drowsy, distracted, or otherwise inattentive driver. At this time, it may be difficult but it is necessary for the bereaved family to understand that they may have serious rights protected by law.
At McIntyre Law, our immensely devoted Oklahoma accident attorneys are committed to severing the members of our community by assisting them in their time of need. We understand that there is nothing more devastating than the sudden loss of a family, and we are here to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you have lost a loved one due to a circumstance of wrongful death in Oklahoma or any accident beyond the control of the victim, please don’t hesitate to call (405) 917-5250 to speak with knowledgeable and compassionate representation today.
Note: While writing these posts, we utilize secondary sources who may not have accurately represented the situation or the conditions of those involved. The accidents have not been independently verified by our team and may contain inaccuracies as a result. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident. If you notice any incorrect information included in our content, please inform us as soon as possible and we will correct it.
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.