One Dead In Crash On SB I-235 At NW 50th St.

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 2:10 pm
By: News 9

One person was killed in a three-vehicle crash on the southbound side of Broadway Extension, Thursday afternoon.

First responders were called out to the wreck on SB I-235, just to the south of the construction zone at NW 50th St. Two vehicles and a motorcycle were involved. Authorities identified the victim, who was driving the motorcycle, as 48-year-old William Hodgins of Oklahoma City.

According to a the report, Hodgins was driving a 1997 Harley Davidson south on I-235 and slowed when he came upon the construction zone. A driver behind Hodgins was unable to stop in time, and slammed into the back of his bike, pushing it into another vehicle in front of him. Hodgins was pronounced dead at the scene.  

All lanes of SB I-235 were shut down, from NW 63rd St. to NW 36th St., as well as the EB I-44 off ramp to SB I-235, for a couple hours. Just after 4 p.m., Oklahoma Department of Transportation officials announced that all of the lanes had been re-opened.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.