Three Tulsa men die in fatal crash on 46th Street North
BY STAFF REPORTS
Thursday, October 04, 2012
10/04/12 at 10:47 PM
Three Tulsa men died Thursday as a result of a three-vehicle crash that occurred when one driver attempted to pass a truck and hit a car head-on in Rogers County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
Owen McCool, 29, Clifford Colyer IV, 21, and Garold Benner, 23, all were killed in a crash, which occurred about 4:15 p.m. on Oklahoma 266 — or 46th Street North — just east of 145th East Ave., the OHP reported.
McCool was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe east when he attempted to pass a tractor-trailer rig and ran head-on into a westbound 2003 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Colyer, according to the OHP. The impact knocked the Tahoe into the truck’s trailer, and the SUV overturned.
Benner was a passenger in Colyer’s vehicle, the OHP reported.
All three men were pinned in the wreckage before being extricated by Tulsa firefighters.
Colyer and Benner died at the scene, and McCool died later at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, the OHP reported.
The truck driver, Brian Rodriguez, 32, also of Tulsa, reportedly was not injured.
Troopers said everyone involved except McCool was wearing a seat belt.