Wrong-way crash involving semi on US-277 near Cyril injures 1

Posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2024 at 1:40 am    

CADDO CO., OK – A 42-year-old woman sustained serious injuries in a head-on collision involving a semi along a highway in southeast Caddo County Monday, reports The Express-Star.

The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. on US-277 just south of Cyril and north of Fletcher.

The investigation indicates that for unknown reasons, the victim’s southbound vehicle entered the northbound lane of the highway and collided head-on with a northbound 18-wheeler.

Medics airlifted the driver of the wrong-way vehicle, identified as Mindy Cates, to a hospital in Oklahoma City. She was admitted with critical injuries.

Police say that the 71-year-old driver of the semi did not sustain injuries.

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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