Broken Arrow man dies in speeding-related Wagoner Co. collision
Posted on Monday, June 15th, 2020 at 6:26 am
OKAY, OK (WAGONER COUNTY) – A man from Broken Arrow died Saturday after a two-vehicle collision in Wagoner County that possibly involved excessive speeds and a driver under the influence, reports Tulsa World.
The accident happened on East 100th Street North, near Okay.
The victim is 26-year-old Tyler Smith of Broken Arrow, who was a passenger in a Camaro when the accident happened.
The driver of the Camaro was traveling at a high speed, then lost control of the vehicle and traveled off the roadway. The Camaro then overcorrected, crossed over the center line, and went into the left lane. The Camaro then struck an oncoming 1997 Dodge pickup truck.
In the aftermath, Smith was pinned in the wreckage before emergency officials managed to extract him. He was pronounced dead at the hospital with injuries sustained during the crash that included wounds to the head and torso.
A passenger inside the Dodge was also taken to the hospital and later released.
The driver of the Camaro was taken to the hospital for the treatment of leg and torso wounds. They were reportedly under the influence at the time of the accident but are not recorded as having been charged with a crime.
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.