1 Killed, 3 Hurt In Wrong-Way Crash Overnight In Downtown OKC


Thursday, October 22nd 2020, 3:52 am
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Police are investigating the cause of a wrong-way crash that killed one person and injured three others overnight in downtown Oklahoma City.

This is the seventh wrong-way crash to happen in the OKC metro within a month.

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According to authorities, around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, the driver was going eastbound in the westbound lanes of Sheridan Avenue near Reno Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard. Police said the car was driving too fast and ran out of roadway close to the train tracks.

"It went over a large dirt berm and hit some concrete barriers and ended up flipping onto the train tracks," said Lt. Isaac Goodman. "The vehicle is close enough proximity to the tracks that the train might actually hit it if it came through here."

Police said when they responded to the scene, they called dispatch to stop all train traffic coming through while they investigated.

Officers are investigating if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

This is a developing story.