OHP: Lanes Reopened After Collision Leads To Multiple Fatalities


Saturday, November 14th 2020, 7:41 pm
By: News 9


COMANCHE COUNTY, Okla. -

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol have reopened all lanes of State Highway 17 at Northeast 225th Street in Comanche County following a fatality accident.

Authorities said the collision led to two fatalities.

According to OHP, a truck traveling southbound on NE 225th Street failed to yield at a stop sign and struck a Jeep traveling westbound on State Highway 17.

After impact, the truck left the roadway and rolled over before resting on its top. The Jeep also left the roadway, but it came to a safe stop.

The driver and passenger of the truck were pinned in their vehicle for more than two hours and were later pronounced dead by a medical examiner. The driver of the Jeep was transported to a local hospital in critical condition while the passenger in the vehicle was transported to Comanche County Memorial Hospital. The Jeep passenger's condition is not known at this time.

The lanes were reopened after they were closed for more than three hours.

Troopers are investigating the cause of the collision.