01/17/2021 – Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports a fatality collision occurred this morning at approximately 2:AM on US-169 northbound near S 4050 Road, approximately 4 miles south of Oologah, Oklahoma in Rogers County.
1982 Buick LeSabre (the driver currently unknown) was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of US-169 at a high rate of speed. A 2019 Freightliner driven by Darien Wamplewas of Morristown, Tennessee was traveling northbound on Highway 169 and was struck head-on by the LeSabre. The LeSabre caught fire and the occupant was pronounced dead at the scene by Collinsville EMS. The driver and a passenger in the Semi were not injured.
Condition of driver Vehicle-1: Under Investigation
Condition of driver Vehicle-2: Apparently Normal
Cause of Collision: wrong-way driver
Seatbelts: Equipped in Vehicle-1 & Vehicle-2. Vehicle-1 unknown. Vehicle-2 in use by the driver, the passenger was in the sleeper.
“This report is based on the trooper’s investigation of this collision. It may contain the opinion of the trooper.”
Assisted by Collinsville Police Department, Owasso Police Department, Collinsville Fire & EMS, OTEMS & Rogers County Sheriff’s Office.