Head-On Collision Kills Broken Arrow Man On U.S. 412 Near Creek Turnpike
ROGERS COUNTY, Oklahoma - A Broken Arrow man died in a Saturday evening wreck on U.S. Highway 412/Interstate 44 at the Creek Turnpike interchange, troopers say.
The head-on collision in the eastbound lanes happened about 9:30 p.m. A car crossed the center line and hit the motorcyclist head on.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers say Megan M. Kramer of Tulsa was westbound in the eastbound lanes of the highway when she hit a motorcycle driven by Mark E. Alderman of Broken Arrow.
Alderman, 52, died of massive injuries, a collision report states.
"We know that the individual was driving the wrong way - we believe for quite a distance," said Trooper Matt Ledbetter. "We had reports of it possibly as far away as 265th East Avenue.
"There's not really an explanation for it," he said. "I don't necessarily understand how you go the wrong way on a four-lane divided highway. It happens."
Kramer's Toyota Camry went into a broadslide and was hit by a third vehicle. The 35-year-old Kramer was taken to the hospital in critical condition with head and other injuries.
The third driver, Charles A. Lacroix of Catoosa, was treated and released for minor injuries. His passenger, Sheryl Lacroix, was also treated and released.
The investigating trooper said Kramer's condition before the wreck is under investigation. Alderman wasn't wearing a helmet. Kramer wasn't wearing a seat belt; the 62-year-old Lacroix was.
In July, 2015, there was a wrong way crash on the Will Rogers Turnpike, right in the same area. Two people died in that wreck.