Wrong-way crash on Hwy 9 near Spiro kills 1, hurts 1

Posted on Wednesday, July 26th, 2023 at 4:27 am    

LE FLORE CO., OK – A 20-year-old woman died on Saturday night after she was involved in a two-vehicle crash along the highway in north Le Flore County.

According to KNWA, the incident happened around 9:40 p.m. on the eastbound side of OK-9, east of Keota and near Spiro.

The investigation thus far indicates that an eastbound 2005 Chevrolet Silverado veered into the westbound lane and collided head on with a 2014 Nissan Versa.

The 17-year-old driver of the Chevy sustained leg injuries, and medics airlifted her to a hospital in Tulsa.

The force of the collision threw the 20-year-old driver of the Nissan from her vehicle, and she died at the scene. Authorities identified the victim as Hailey Johnson of Keota.

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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