Vehicle vs. semi crash kills 1 on I-40 in north-central Pottawatomie County

Posted on Tuesday, October 31st, 2023 at 2:48 am    

SHAWNEE, OK – A 70-year-old man died Sunday night in north-central Pottawatomie County after an 18-wheeler collided with his vehicle along the interstate, reports KOCO News 5.

The incident occurred around 8:15 p.m. along I-40 in Shawnee, which is just east of Oklahoma City.

Police say that the victim was driving a 2009 Toyota Matrix eastbound when he lost control of the vehicle and spun into the center of I-40. An eastbound Freightliner semitrailer then rear-ended the Toyota.

The force of the collision threw the unrestrained driver from his vehicle, and he died after transport to a local hospital. Authorities have not yet released the identity of the victim.

No other injuries have been discussed in connection to 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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