DUNCAN, Okla. (TNN) - The Duncan Police Department has confirmed at least one person died in a wreck around 5 p.m. Saturday.
According to Duncan Police, it involved a pickup and an SUV. Police say the pickup was westbound on Highway 7 when the driver of the pickup ran a red light. The pickup slammed into the driver’s side of the SUV as it was pulling into the intersection.
“The driver of the white trailblazer, unfortunately, was deceased when we arrived on scene,” said Master Officer Bryan Eades, with the Duncan Police Department. "The driver of the ram pickup truck was OK, but he was transported to the hospital just to get checked out. The passenger in the white trailblazer was severely injured. She was extricated from the vehicle, transported to the hospital, then she was flown to Oklahoma City for treatment.”
Although this crash happened in a highway intersection with stop lights, there is a small intersection just before it with a stop sign, which can also be tricky for drivers.
“We have a lot of residential traffic that comes up and down the frontage road, and we have a lot of trucks coming in and out of Family Dollar Distribution and a lot of industry around us," said Justin Montgomery, manager of Montgomery Tires and Alignment. "So, it is a pretty confusing area to be around.”
Montgomery is the manager of a business near where the crash occurred. He said they had already closed up for the day when it happened, but he and his crew have noticed that area can be dangerous.
“It’s confusing, you know, as close as they are together," said Montgomery. "We’ve seen multiple accidents over the last few years.”
It can also be dangerous for drivers not familiar to the area.
“Others don’t know for sure," said Montgomery. “You know, it’s something that we’re used to on a day-to-day basis, for sure.”
The identities of those involved in the crash have yet to be confirmed. You can count on us to bring you the latest updates as they become available.