Two die after van collides with Oklahoma fire truck
Janey Wellington, 68, and Tony Lee Hammock, 72, both of Drumright, died Sunday after the van they were traveling in collided with a fire truck that was responding to a grass fire near Shamrock in Creek County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
SHAMROCK — Two people died Sunday after the van they were traveling in was hit by a fire truck responding to a grass fire in Creek County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
Janey Wellington, 68, and Tony Lee Hammock, 72, both of Drumright, died at the scene. Wellington was wearing a seat belt; Hammock was not, troopers said.
Wellington was driving and Hammock was a passenger in a van traveling eastbound on State Highway 16 near Shamrock about 3:45 p.m. An eastbound Olive Fire Department fire truck on its way to a grass fire attempted to pass the van near 481st West Avenue. As the fire truck was passing, the van slowed down and attempted to make a left turn into a private driveway. The fire truck hit the van broadside, troopers said.
The driver of the fire truck, Joshua Perryman, 23, of Drumright, was treated at a hospital in Bristow for injuries that were not life-threatening, troopers said. A passenger in the fire truck, William Campbell, 27, of Jennings, was not injured.
The road was closed for more than two hours after the crash.
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