1 Dead, 1 Injured After Fiery Crash On I-44

Saturday, June 23rd 2018, 10:24 am
By: News On 6

One person is dead and another injured after a fiery crash on I-44 just east of 145th East Avenue.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says three men were driving westbound on I-44 when they drifted to the left and collided with an abandoned vehicle.

The abandoned vehicle was on the inside shoulder and marked for tow, troopers say.

According to troopers, the driver was not injured in the crash, but the two passengers were transported to a Tulsa hospital.

They say one of the passengers, Raul Gonzalez, Jr., of Harlingen, TX, was pronounced deceased almost an hour after the crash.  The other passenger, Adrian Gonzalez, also from Harlingen, TX, was treated and released with minor injuries.

The wreck caused westbound I-44 to be shut down for about an hour before one lane was reopened.