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November 19, 2017

Accident Closed Hwy 66


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A late afternoon injury accident Tuesday on Hwy 66 in Luther at the turn-in for the gas station, Jarvis Liquor and Chicken Shack shut down the road for a couple of hours between Peebly and Luther Roads.

Two vehicles were involved in the wreck. It seems the westbound vehicle slammed into an eastbound vehicle apparently as it the SUV was turning into the drive to the businesses.

The wreck was so bad the driver of the silver car was taken to emergency care via helicopter, while the driver of the other car went via ambulance to the hospital.

The identities of the accident victims are not released yet; but both vehicles only had one occupant. The silver car had a Texas tag.

Witnesses and neighbors expressed worry and said prayers for the victims. At the scene and on social media, some said they are wary of visibility and motorists’ speeds at that turn-in right on the outskirts of the Town of Luther. Some wondered if turning signals were used. Others said the speed limit there should be 45 mph, instead of the 55 posted just a few hundred feet east of where the accident happened.

Traffic was diverted for a couple of hours but the highway reopened about 7:30 pm Tuesday after authorities completed their investigation, and tow trucks took away the mangled vehicles.

Luther Police and Fire Departments were on the scene, along with Oklahoma County Sheriff’s deputies and Oklahoma City Fire Department.

Thanks to FB Live, The Luther Register was able to share information about the wreck in broadcasts that were viewed more than 1,000 times.

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