Single Vehicle Crash Kills One

Tuesday, March 6th 2007, 6:30 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ A 51-year-old man has died following a single-vehicle crash in Tulsa County.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol identified the victim of Monday's crash as 51-year-old Richard Blanchard of Sapulpa.

Troopers say Blanchard was the driver of a vehicle that collided with a bridge rail at 5:30 p.m. Monday on Interstate 244, 2/10ths of a mile west of US 169.

The patrol says the victim was west bound on I-244 when his car left the roadway to the right due to a medical condition and struck the bridge rail. He was transported to Hillcrest Hospital where he later died from a massive heart attack.

Blanchard was alone in the vehicle. Troopers say he was wearing a seat belt.