4 Killed In Collision Near Altus

Friday, April 24th 2009, 4:05 pm
By: News On 6


ALTUS, OK -- Four people, including three children, died when a Jeep pulled in front of a tractor-trailer in Jackson County on Friday morning.

Killed in the crash were Richard Flood, 44; Jeremiah Flood, 8; Stephen Flood, 9; and Joshua Flood, 5, all of Olustee, according to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol accident report.

The collision occurred about 6 a.m. on U.S. 62 about five miles west of Altus.

A Jeep Cherokee driven by Richard Flood was south on County Road 198 when it failed to yield at a stop sign and pulled into the path of a semi, troopers reported.

The Jeep was struck on its driver's side.

The four victims died at the scene. The other passenger, 39-year-old Ruby Flood, was flown in critical condition to the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

The semi's driver, 53-year-old Darryl Ruth of Elgin, refused treatment at the scene.

Everyone involved was wearing a seatbelt, according to the report.