Norman Man Killed In Cleveland County Car Crash


Sunday, July 31st 2011, 11:17 am
By: News 9


Xin Xin Liu, News 9.com

CLEVELAND COUNTY, Oklahoma – A two-car accident claimed the life of a Norman man just before midnight on Saturday in Cleveland County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

Twenty-seven-year-old Jeffries Lee Abbott was pronounced dead at the hospital after the accident had happened.

According to the accident report, a Chevrolet Elcamino driven by 30-year-old Tonya Smallwood was southbound on 180th Street. Smallwood attempted to make a left turn into Alameda and failed to yield to another car traveling north on the same street. It struck Smallwood's car on the passenger side.

Abbott was in the passenger seat of Smallwood's car and was thrown out of the car during the accident. He was transported to Norman Regional Hospital and was pronounced dead due to severe injuries.

Troopers say there was an odor of alcohol coming out of Smallwood's car. OHP report stated neither Smallwood nor Abbott was wearing a seatbelt.

Smallwood was transported by Mediflight to Baptist Hospital and not admitted for care. Both the driver and the passenger in the other car involved in the accident were transported by EMS to Norman Regional Hospital and not admitted for care.