Ottawa County, OK (December 19, 2022) – Emergency crews in Ottawa County responded to the scene of a traffic accident that claimed one person’s life. On December 16, the Oklahoma state troopers were notified that a multivehicle crash took place on Will Rogers Turnpike.
At around 3:30 p.m., a Hyundai Santa Fe rear-ended a Mercedes-Benz near mile marker 321 on the Will Rogers Turnpike. The impact of the crash caused a Hyundai to flip over. One vehicle then collided with a Volvo semi-truck.
Two people in the crash suffered injuries. The victims were identified as 30-year-old Tevin Triplett of Miami, Oklahoma, and 70-year-old Douglas Korn of Denton, Texas.
Triplett was transported to Freeman East Hospital in Joplin. Korn was transported to Mercy Hospital in Joplin, where he died from his injuries.
The incident remains under investigation at this time
We hope Tevin Triplett recovers quickly following this crash.
Our sympathies are with the family of Douglas Korn at this time.
Fatal Truck Crashes in Oklahoma
Truck crashes are the cause of hundreds of deaths in the state of Oklahoma each year. Many of these accidents take place due to drivers who engage in careless actions while behind the wheel.
A significant number of these accidents are caused by reckless drivers. When a driver is not paying attention to the road or is driving too fast for conditions, they put themselves and others at risk. Speeding is also a major factor in many accidents, especially when combined with aggressive driving.
In addition, impaired drivers continue to cause a significant number of collisions that we see in our state every year. This can be due to drugs, alcohol, or even fatigue. In some cases, over-the-counter drugs cause impairment for divers. When a driver is impaired, they are not able to make good decisions or react quickly to changes in traffic or road conditions. This can lead to serious accidents.
If your loved one has died as a result of the fatal truck crash, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. If your loved one was killed in an Oklahoma truck crash, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. The first step is to determine whether the truck driver or the trucking company is at fault. If the truck driver was at fault, you will need to prove that he or she was negligent. A knowledgeable Ottawa County truck accident lawyer can help you prove your case and seek the maximum amount of compensation possible to help you move forward.
Our fearless and tenacious legal team at Goudarzi & Young has decades of experience helping families get justice after losing loved ones. Our team is fully committed to providing full-service legal representation to families who have lost loved ones due to negligent and careless drivers. Our team will investigate the accident and build the strongest wrongful death claim possible on your behalf. Schedule a free consultation with our team today by calling 800-256-5169 to get started on your case.
Notes: Our team of dedicated writers created this post through the use of secondary sources; therefore, we have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this truck accident. If you locate incorrect information, please contact Goudarzi & Young, L.L.P. so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. This post will be removed if requested.
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