Three Charles Page Students Dead, Two Hospitalized After Wreck in Sand Springs, Police Say
KTUL - September 16, 2022 6:34 am
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Three Charles Page High School students are dead and two are hospitalized after a single car collision Thursday afternoon, according to Sand Springs police.
The wreck occurred when the vehicle with five occupants left the road and struck a tree near Colony Drive and Park Road in Sand Springs, police said.
Police said the two who were hospitalized are expected to survive. The three who died were all in the back seat. Police said it didn’t appear as though any of the five kids were wearing a seatbelt, but the Medical Examiner will confirm.
SSPD said they believe the driver was speeding as they don’t typically have major fatalities on that road.
Sand Springs Public Schools released the following statement:
Today our community has suffered a devastating loss. It is with heavy hearts that we confirm the passing of three Charles Page High School students who lost their lives in a traffic accident on the afternoon of Thursday, September 15. Two CPHS students who were also involved in the accident are currently hospitalized.
Words cannot express the profound grief and heartbreak felt in our district. Our deepest sympathies go to the families and loved ones of those involved.
Additional counseling services are available at CPHS and throughout the district to support our students in this difficult time.
Thank you to those in the Sand Springs community and surrounding areas who have offered their support and comfort. We will continue to keep these students and their loved ones in our thoughts and prayers.