Tulsa Man Injured Driving Away From Accident Dies

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 4:35 pm
By: News On 6

A Tulsa man ejected from his car while driving away from an accident died from his injuries earlier this month.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said two vehicles were in the northbound turn lane on Peoria Avenue near I-44 on December 1st, when a 2005 Honda Accord rear-ended the car in front of it.

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OHP Troopers said when the occupants of the car that was hit exited to look at the damage the Accord, driven by 43-year-old Von Dale John, drove away, west, on I-44.

OHP Captain Dwight Durant said Johnson attempted to take the ramp to northbound Highway 75 at a high speed and the Accord rolled several times and came to rest on its top.

They said Johnson was ejected sometime during the crash and was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

In a news release sent out Monday, OHP said Johnson passed away on December 12, but they were not notified until December 19th.