Two killed after van collides with fire truck in Creek County
BY Staff Reports
Sunday, July 22, 2012
7/22/12 at 7:45 PM
SHAMROCK — Two people were killed when the van they were traveling in collided with a fire truck en route to a grass fire in Creek County on Sunday afternoon, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol spokesman said.
The van was traveling on Oklahoma 16 near the town of Shamrock about 3:45 p.m. when an Olive Fire Department fire truck en route to a grass fire attempted to pass it near 481st West Avenue, said OHP Lt. Chris West.
As the fire truck was attempting to pass, the van attempted a left turn and the vehicles collided, he said.
Both the driver and a passenger in the van were killed, he said.
Their names, ages and hometowns were not immediately available.
The driver of the fire truck was also hospitalized as a precaution with nonlife-threatening injuries, West said. The firefighter’s name also was not immediately available.
Troopers closed Oklahoma 16 about 2 1/2 hours after the crash.
A report on the incident had not been competed as of Sunday night and additional details were not available.
The Olive Fire Department is a volunteer department based in Drumright.