One Killed, One Injured in Truck Accident on US 169 in Tulsa, OK
Tulsa, OK -- July 7, 2022, one person was killed and one person was injured due to an accident where multiple vehicles collided.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 5:00 a.m. in the area of US Highway 169 and East 36th Street North.
Right now, the exact cause of the crash remains unclear. It appears multiple vehicles, including a box truck, crashed along the southbound lanes of the highway. As a result, one person was killed and at least one other was hurt.
Investigations are ongoing.
Commentary on Box Truck Accident on US 169 in Tulsa
It's not unusual for there to be so few details this soon after a serious truck wreck. The concern, however, is if steps are being taken to actually get some clear answers for the victims and families. I can't begin to count how often folks come to me weeks or months after a crash empty handed because they assumed police would handle things, but authorities simply dropped the ball.
Usually, this is because departments have other priorities, and they let accident reconstruction slip through the cracks. Other times, the factors are simply more complex than officers are used to handling. That's one of the reasons I'm so adamant about thorough independent investigations after deadly truck wrecks. Getting a grieving family the answers they deserve should always be a priority.