Man struck by car after solo crash, ejection on I-40 in Sequoyah Co.

Posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2024 at 3:29 am    

SEQUOYAH CO., OK – A 58-year-old man died Monday night after a solo crash with ejection along the interstate in southeast Sequoyah County, reports yahoo! news.

The incident happened just after 9:30 p.m. on the eastbound side of I-40 near mile marker 330. This is just west of the Oklahoma state border with Arkansas.

Police say the driver of an eastbound 2007 Ford Escape lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway, and struck a barrier. The force of the crash threw the unrestrained driver from the vehicle and into the roadway, at which point another vehicle hit him.

The victim, identified as James West from Durant, died at the scene of the accident.

It is unclear if the second vehicle involved in the crash remained at the scene.

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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