Child Injured In SUV Crash On I-44 In Tulsa

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 6:59 am
By: News On 6

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says an eight-year-old girl was taken to the hospital after an SUV crash on Interstate-44 in west Tulsa late Friday.

Troopers said the crash happened just before 10 p.m. in the westbound lanes of the highway near 33rd West Avenue.  They said the 17-year-old male driver apparently fell asleep and crashed, destroying about 70 feet of guardrail when the SUV left the road.   

The OHP says the eight-year-old's injuries were not serious.  They say an 11-year-old girl was also a passenger in the SUV.  She wasn't injured.

Troopers said they cited the driver for inattentive driving.