Driver Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on US-70 in Cotton County, OK
Cotton County, OK — August 18, 2022, a Texas woman died in a single-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 70 in Cotton County.
According to reports the incident happened around 1:00 a.m. on US-70 near Lawton Avenue. Preliminary investigation suggests the woman was driving east on US-70 when she lost control of her vehicle for unknown reasons. The car left the roadway and crashed, ejecting the driver.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities are investigating the cause and circumstances of the accident.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Cotton County Solo Accident on US-70
I'm concerned some people will jump to premature conclusions about how this wreck happened. Folks have a troubling habit of quickly pointing at common driver mistakes like speeding, phone usage, or (given the time of the accident) DWI after a solo crash, even if there's no real supporting evidence for their theories.
Is it possible this is another crash caused by a common factor like those above? Yes, but that doesn't mean they should or can be taken for granted. It's important to investigate all the possible explanations, including things that are overlooked much too often like vehicle malfunctions or defects. It's a more complicated endeavor than people often realize, and it must be done right to ensure the truth is found and the victim's loved ones get the help they deserve. To learn more, click the image below.