Oklahoma City, OK (April 27, 2019) – This past Easter weekend, a fatal DUI accident took place at the intersection of 74th Street and Westminster Road that took two lives and injured others.
Police say that one vehicle was destroyed in the accident, driven by 36-year-old Sheena Clemons. Five passengers were injured inside her vehicle and her 13-year-old cousin tragically passed away at the scene of the crash.
Clemons had been driving west on 74th Street when she failed to stop at the stop sign in the intersection and was struck by another vehicle coming straight from Westminster Road. It was a two-way stop and the other driver had the right-of-way.
Clemons’ vehicle flipped over and the 13-year-old in the backseat was immediately ejected and passed away at the scene due to severe head trauma. A 4-month-old child, who was not properly restrained, was also taken to the hospital with injuries.
When police arrived at the scene, they found that Clemons was at the scene and there was a heavy odor of alcohol on her breath. Upon further inspection, they found that she had an alcoholic beverage in her vehicle.
Now, Clemons is facing charges including DUI, driving under the influence and causing a fatality, manslaughter, and more.
The investigation into the accident continues at this time.
We would like to reach out and extend our condolences to the family and friends of the two individuals whose lives were taken in this serious accident.
Fatal Accidents in Oklahoma
In Oklahoma, statistics have shown that approximately one life is taken every 30 hours on our roads due to the negligence of others. Motor vehicle accidents in Oklahoma take place every day, with 100 in just a 24-hour time period. Because of this, it is important to understand that you have many rights to compensation if you and your family have lost somebody close to you at the hands of a negligent party.
When children and adults lose their lives in serious fatal accidents, families might feel devastated and concerned. Many family members are not prepared for these serious accidents and the many financial aspects that follow them such as medical bills your loved one incurred before their passing, funeral costs, and many other related aspects. Our wrongful death attorneys in Oklahoma at McIntyre Law have helped many clients achieve the results they deserve during one of the most challenging times of their lives. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for more information at (405) 917-5250 to find out how we can assist you.
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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.