Male Driver Killed In Fiery Tulsa Wreck

Saturday, August 27th 2011, 8:44 am
By: News On 6

Dee Duren, News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- An unidentified man was killed in a fiery wreck after apparently losing control of his car on U.S. Highway 169 just before 3 a.m. Saturday. Officers say the driver of a four-door BMW sedan was northbound at 169 just before 56th Street North when the car veered onto the center median and ramped into the air off the highway.

The car landed below the highway on 56th Street North.

Tulsa Police Corporal Pat Harker said when officers arrived, EMSA and Tulsa firefighters were already at the scene. They could tell someone was inside the car, but it was fully engulfed in flames, and there was no way to try to rescue the victim.

"The heat was just too intense," Harker said.

Advanced accident investigators were called to inspect the wreck. The identifying information such as a tag number had been destroyed.

"Slow down; please, slow down," Harker advised. "For this reason right here."

The driver was a 21-year-old male. His family has been notified, but the name has not yet been released.