Watonga, OK (April 27, 2019) – A 60-year-old man identified as Leroy Owens lost his life in a fatal truck accident that involved two semis on Oklahoma 3.
The accident took place in Blaine County, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. When paramedics arrived at the scene, they claimed that Owens was pronounced dead due to severe trauma to his head, trunk, arm, and legs.
The accident took place yesterday in the morning hours around 9:43 a.m. about 11 miles east of Watonga.
Police found that 28-year-old Matthew Chandler had been driving a 2013 tractor-trailer west while Owens was driving a Freightliner headed east on the highway. Chandler braked so that he could avoid striking the back of a vehicle and had to swerve into an oncoming lane to avoid it.
This caused his vehicle to collide head-on with Owens’.
Police are not sure if Owens was wearing a seatbelt at the time. They continue their investigation into the circumstances of the accident.
We would like to take this time to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Leroy Owens at this time.
Truck Accidents in Oklahoma
Hundreds of people lose their lives and thousands more are injured in serious Oklahoma truck accidents every single year. Unfortunately, many of these accidents can be prevented but drivers fail to use caution on our roads, which contributes to the likelihood that more lives will be taken. These accidents commonly take place due to reasons such as drowsy driving, distractions, speeding, and mechanical failure.
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