OHP Identifies Man Killed In Highway 169 Crash Near Talala


Thursday, July 21st 2016, 8:15 am
By: News On 6


The Oklahoma Highway Patrol identified the driver who died in a crash on Highway 169 north of Talala Thursday morning.

According to the OHP, the driver was 48-year-old Giles Chism Vaughan, Junior of Nowata. 

The crash happened at about 6:40 about one-and-a-half miles north of Talala.

Troopers said Vaughan's pickup collided with a semi and the semi then rolled over, blocking both the lanes of the highway. 

Trooper Dwight Durant said the Vaughan was southbound and according to witnesses crossed the center line and the northbound lane. Durant said the driver of the semi, Shawn Denham, 43, of Tulsa swerved onto the shoulder to try to avoid a collision and the truck collided with the rear wheels of the semi's trailer.

The semi was pulling a flatbed trailer which was loaded with lumber and the crash scattered it across the highway. Durant said he expected the highway to be closed until at least noon.

Paramedics took Denham to a Nowata hospital clinic where he was treated and released.

Troopers reopened the southbound lanes of the highway at 10:21 a.m. ODOT said the northbound lanes will remain closed until further notice.