3 killed during crash with semi-truck on Oklahoma highway

The Associated Press - July 11, 2021 8:00 am

HENNESSEY, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a 33-year-old man and two children were killed when their car collided with a semi-truck that ended up going the wrong way on an Oklahoma highway during its efforts to avoid hitting another vehicle.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a tractor was traveling on a ditch next to State Highway 51 near Hennessey around 10 p.m. on Thursday when it came on the road to avoid a culvert. The semi-truck was traveling eastbound on the highway when it swerved to avoid to the tractor. The semi-truck ended up in the highway’s westbound lane. Sergio Adrian Lopez Garcia, traveling in a Ford Taurus with the two children, swerved to avoid the semi-truck but ended up colliding with it in a ditch. All three occupants of Garcia’s vehicle died at the scene.


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