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06/16/2022 At 6:35 am this morning,  Owasso Police and Owasso Fire Responded to a multi-vehicle collision reported at 8600 US169,  with at least 2 of the vehicles burning from fires that ignited in their engine compartments. 

Owasso Fire along with the help of nearby motorists and truck drivers were able to extinguish the flames and pull drivers from mangled vehicles.  

All lanes of north and southbound US169 were immediately closed and vehicles on US169 were rerouted to alternate roadways.

Preliminary investigation points to a black 2005 Saturn Vue that was traveling southbound on US169, for unknown reasons at this time, veered across the grass median in the 8600 block (just south of the 86th Street North overpass) went into oncoming traffic and struck a Silver 2017 Hyundai Sonata sending the Sonata into the median.  The Sonata came to a rest in the median and the Saturn flipped and burst into flames.  A white Jeep Wrangler that was traveling northbound then struck the Saturn SUV, sending the Jeep across the median into the southbound lanes of travel where it struck the opposing concrete retention wall. 

The driver, and lone occupant, of the Saturn was rescued by Owasso Firefighters and assisting motorists and quickly transported to a metro hospital in serious condition. The driver and lone occupant, of the Hyundai was released from the scene with minor, non-life-threatening injuries. 

The Jeep had 5 occupants, one of which required the “jaws of life” to extract. She was sent to a metro hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.  The other adult occupant and three children from the jeep were transported to metro hospitals with minor injuries. 

At this time the cause of the first vehicle swerving across the media is still under investigation.  Sotubound169 was closed for approximately 1 hour, while Northbound 169 was closed for approximately an hour and a half before it was cleared. 

At this time all lanes of US169 are open and running as smoothly as possible.      


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