DUI driver strikes, kills pedestrian at OK-56 and OK-27 in Okemah

Posted on Thursday, March 21st, 2024 at 2:30 am    

OKEMAH, OK – An impaired driver struck and killed a 30-year-old woman Tuesday along the highway in central Okfuskee County, reports Fox 23 News.

The incident occurred around 3 p.m. near the intersection of OK-56 and OK-27, which is north of I-40 and south of West Columbia Street.

Police say that 60-year-old Kevin Weimer was headed westbound on OK-56 when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the female pedestrian. Officials say that Weimer was under the influence at the time of the accident.

The victim, identified as Leah Schrock, died at the scene of the accident.

A full investigation is 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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