Durant Fatal Car Accident

By: Jalah Gray Email
By: Jalah Gray Email

DURANT, OK - A three-car accident in Durant killed one man on impact and sent 2 women to the hospital earlier today.

It happened at about 3:30 this afternoon at Highway 70 and Risner Road.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 31 year old, Lawrence Odom, from Durant, was driving west on Highway 70 when he veered into the head-on lane in a no-passing zone.
He clipped one car, then hit another.
Two women were inside the car the driver crashed into.
One was flown to Plano Medical Center.
There is no word yet on the status of her injuries.
The other woman was transported by ambulance to the Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma in Durant.
Investigating trooper, Kyle Ince, says Odom died on impact.

"Right now the cause is still under investigation other than the fact that he was left to center on a hill in a no passing zone the other two vehicles were unable to avoid him both were hit by him and the driver of the vehicle that was left to center was pronounced dead on scene." said trooper Kyle Ince.

Investigators tell us they do suspect alcohol was involved.


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