Multi vehicle accident kills 3 people in Colbert, OK - KTEN.com - No One Gets You Closer

Multi vehicle accident kills 3 people in Colbert, OK

Posted:
  • Texoma HeadlinesMore>>

  • Earth Day Celebration Scheduled For Saturday In Sherman

    Earth Day Celebration Scheduled For Saturday In Sherman

    SHERMAN, TX -- Texomans looking for a way to get in to the spirit of Earth Day will get their chance this coming Saturday. An Earth Day festival is being held on the Sherman municipal grounds from 8:30 in the morning to 5:00 in the afternoon. There will be live music, food, and recycling trucks to help you get rid of your unwanted clutter. "And we are growing every year, this year we have a record number of vendors, and a really wide variety of vendors, we have more people approaching us...More >>
    SHERMAN, TX -- Texomans looking for a way to get in to the spirit of Earth Day will get their chance this coming Saturday. An Earth Day festival is being held on the Sherman municipal grounds from 8:30 in the morning to 5:00 in the afternoon. There will be live music, food, and recycling trucks to help you get rid of your unwanted clutter. "And we are growing every year, this year we have a record number of vendors, and a really wide variety of vendors, we have more people approaching us...More >>
  • Locals celebrate Earth Day by living more green

    Locals celebrate Earth Day by living more green

    DENISON, TX -- "I recycle,” said Vincent Shores, Denison resident. “Pretty much anything I have in the house that's recyclable, I recycle it.” Recycling hasn't always been an option for people who live in Denison, but last year the city started a new program that offers curbside pick-up. "I just need about two or three more bins actually,” said Shores. “I have to borrow my neighbor's." "I love it,” said Tammy Ford of Denison, “I would have never done it if it wasn't right at my curb side, I...More >>
    DENISON, TX -- "I recycle,” said Vincent Shores, Denison resident. “Pretty much anything I have in the house that's recyclable, I recycle it.” Recycling hasn't always been an option for people who live in Denison, but last year the city started a new program that offers curbside pick-up. "I just need about two or three more bins actually,” said Shores. “I have to borrow my neighbor's." "I love it,” said Tammy Ford of Denison, “I would have never done it if it wasn't right at my curb side, I...More >>
  • Oklahoma Sheriffs Meet At Capitol To Discuss ODOC Plan

    Oklahoma Sheriffs Meet At Capitol To Discuss ODOC Plan

    ARDMORE, OK -- The new director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections wants to remove all state prisoners from county facilities. That has some sheriffs worried about their finances. $27 a day may not seem like much but for some Oklahoma county jails, it's a matter of staying open or closing down"I think there was a pretty good showing, that it's a big concern of ours," said Carter County Sheriff Milton Anthony.Sheriff Anthony and dozens of others from across the state met with legislator...More >>
    ARDMORE, OK -- The new director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections wants to remove all state prisoners from county facilities. That has some sheriffs worried about their finances. $27 a day may not seem like much but for some Oklahoma county jails, it's a matter of staying open or closing down"I think there was a pretty good showing, that it's a big concern of ours," said Carter County Sheriff Milton Anthony.Sheriff Anthony and dozens of others from across the state met with legislator...More >>

COLBERT, OK - Colbert Police and OHP are investigating a multi vehicle accident that killed 3 people Friday on Highway 69/75 near the exit for 91.

The accident happened around 3:30 Friday afternoon just south of the Colbert exit for Highway 91, near the Oklahoma Welcome Center.

"I just happened to glance in my rearview mirror and I saw what looked like a bus and I saw it on end and it was tumbling across the southbound lanes and into a ditch." said an eyewitness.

Late Friday afternoon a major accident involving 2 semi trucks and a retirement home van took the lives of 3 people.

"The bus had 7 passengers in it, 3 of which are fatalities, 4 are injured." said Colbert Police Officer, Tim McEachern.

"The van and one of the semis collided causing the van to go off on the west side of the roadway and overturn a few times." OHP Trooper, Scott Hampton said.

Colbert Police, OHP, Sherman and Denison fire responded to the scene on Highway 69 just south of the Colbert.

Investigators say 2 passengers were thrown from the retirement home van, one died instantly and 2 others died later.

"All the others were basically just thrown around inside the van, not sure how serious their injuries are at this point, but there were several that were serious." Hampton said.

OHP and Colbert Police were out on the scene for more than 5 hours, and southbound traffic was down to one lane.

"We've sent our reconstruction unit out here, they will be doing a laser diagram of the accident, we will then place the vehicles back on this scale measurement and try and put the pieces together coupled with interviews and come to a resolution of what happened." said Hampton.

Colbert Police say there may be a fourth fatality to add to that list.

The passenger that was flown to Plano Medical Center is in critical condition and may not make it.