Two Killed in Fire Truck Collision

Jul 23, 2012

DRUMRIGHT, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead after a fire truck crashed into a minivan that turned in front of it.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the collision happened Sunday afternoon on Oklahoma Highway 16 in Creek County. Authorities say the Olive Fire Department was responding to a fire with its emergency lights engaged at the time of the crash.

Authorities say a minivan driven by 68-year-old Janey Wellington made an abrupt left turn as the fire truck was attempting to pass the van. The truck struck the minivan on the driver's side, killing Wellington and her passenger, 72-year-old Tony Lee Hammock.

The driver of the truck was taken to a hospital in Bristow for treatment.

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