Auto vs. semi crash on Hwy 48 near Wapanucka kills 1

Posted on Thursday, April 13th, 2023 at 3:04 am    

JOHNSTON CO., OK – The driver of a van died Tuesday morning after colliding with an 18-wheeler along a highway near Wapanucka, reports KFOR News.

The incident happened around 6:30 a.m. just south of Wapanucka on the southbound side of Highway 48.

Police say that a southbound 2003 Ford van rear-ended an 18-wheeler when the truck slowed to make a left turn.

The driver of the Ford van, identified as 51-year-old Shanelle Watts, died at the scene of the accident.

The cause of the crash is still unknown. The investigation is ongoing.

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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