Police Name Man Killed In High-Speed Tulsa Crash On Southwest Boulevard
TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa Police are releasing the name of a man killed in a deadly crash near Southwest Boulevard and West 41st Street.
The crash left debris all over the intersection at one point and police say the vehicle knocked out a light pole that used to be there, along with the fire hydrant next to it.
Officers say the driver, Richard Cravens, crashed into a concrete barrier east of the West 41st Street bridge. His pickup then flipped and landed a few feet from buildings on the south side of the intersection.
Cravens was thrown from the vehicle and police say he was already dead when officers got there. The wreck shut down part of Southwest Boulevard for a few hours.
Captain Malcolm Wightman says the victim was driving way too fast but it's not clear if he lost control or did not notice where the road curves.
"He could've taken his eyes off the road, he might've not known that the turn was coming up, there could be any number of reasons that could've caused the wreck," said Wightman.
Police say the truck did not damage the building on the south side of the intersection.