Pawnee County, OK (May 18, 2019) – A four-year-old boy tragically died in an accident along State Highway 18, approximately nine miles south of Pawnee, on Wednesday, May 15. Police stated that the crash took place just after midnight for reasons that are being investigated.
30-year-old Kendra Leann Womack, of Oilton, was reported to have been traveling north on Highway 18 in a 2010 Ford Escape when her vehicle veered left off the roadway. Womack subsequently struck a tree, resulting in the presence of police and emergency medical crews at the scene.
Following the arrival of emergency responders, a four-year-old passenger in the vehicle was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene. Womack was airlifted to St. John Medical Center in Tulsa with serious internal and external injuries. She was admitted in critical condition.
The deceased child was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Tulsa in order to establish the exact cause of death. The OHP Traffic Homicide Unit is in charge of the investigation.
At this time, we would like to offer our warmest thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of the child who passed away in this crash as we can only hope Kendra Leann Womack is able to make a full recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in Oklahoma
While hundreds of people die in Oklahoma car accidents every year, there is hardly anything as devastating as the sudden loss of a young child. Our hearts break for the families who are undoubtedly devastated at this time, and while it might come as little compensation, it is important to understand that you may likely have rights as the bereaved family.
It is essential to know that a case for wrongful death in Oklahoma can likely be made in the event that the passing of a loved one was not the fault of the victim. Many motor vehicle accidents are caused by a negligent party or other entity such as a manufacturer, and consulting experienced representation can often ease the tremendous burdens that complicate the path toward recompense.
As proud members of the community, our devoted accident attorneys at McIntyre Law are here for you to answer any questions you may have at this time. Please do not hesitate to call us at (405) 917-5250 today for more information.
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.