3 killed in head-on collision on N 2310 Rd near Arapaho

Posted on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 at 7:12 pm    

CUSTER COUNTY, OK — Three people, including two juveniles, died Monday afternoon after a two-vehicle crash on North 2310 Road near the town of Arapaho, reports FOX 23 News.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the fatal wreck occurred at about 3:00 p.m.

A preliminary investigation shows a Ford Expedition was heading northbound on the road when its driver lost control of the vehicle as it traveled over a bridge. The Expedition then veered past the center of the roadway and struck a southbound Nissan Juke head-on.

Officials said said a 4-year-old passenger in the Expedition was pronounced deceased at the scene. A 2-year-old passenger in the same vehicle survived, but the severity of that child’s condition has not been disclosed.

The driver of the Expedition was trapped in the wreckage for around 45 minutes before Clinton Fire Department crews were able to remove him using the Jaws of Life extrication tools.

Two people in the Juke, including the 45-year-old female driver and her juvenile passenger, both died as a result of their injuries at the scene.

The OHP noted all juvenile passengers in the Expedition were wearing seat belts at the time of the wreck, while neither occupant in the Juke were using them.

An investigation into the cause of the accident, and the condition of the Expedition driver at the time, remains underway.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma car accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

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