OHP Trooper Hit By Dump Truck Dies

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Updated: 10/26/2010 5:45 pm Published: 10/25/2010 3:22 pm

UPDATE -- Captain George Green of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol passed away at 3:30 PM this date, 10-26-10 at St. John's hospital in Tulsa, due to injuries received in an on-duty vehicle collision.  Green was taken to St. John's after he was involved in an accident with a dump truck on HWY 97 at the Turner Turnpike.

Funeral services are pending

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper has been was involved in an accident with a dump truck on HWY 97 right at the Turner Turnpike.

The OHP trooper was turning off of north bound HWY 97 as a semi and a dump truck were headed south bound.  After the semi passed the trooper began his turn but did not see the dump truck. The dump truck hit the trooper. 

The trooper has being transported to St. John's.

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allwazerite - 10/27/2010 11:28 PM
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My prayers go out to the family of the OHP, Im so sorry for your loss. To the comments about the Truck Driver, actually Boskodude I'm the truck drivers niece and extremely close to him I might add!! He was driving on HW 97 going towards the turnpike when Unfortunately the OHP was getting off the turnpike and as he was pulling out, turning Left, their were 2 trucks coming up ahead, the semi in the right lane, and the dump truck in the right lane, the entrance and exit to the turnpike from the truck drivers is on the right, the semi went to turn right to get on the turnpike when the dump truck was in the left lane basically in the semis blind spot, and with respect the OHP seen that the semi was turning right and thought he was in the clear to make his left hand turn, but unfortunately he didnt see the dump truck coming in the left lane, so due to the semi~And Im only meaning semi NOT the semis driver, blocking both their views of one another neither one seen what was coming. And all I have heard is coverage on the OHP and as expected and is deserved...But what about the driver, this is a lot of guilt he has to live with for the rest of his life!! And trust me, I know him personally and have spoke with him and the last time I did It was hard to understand him due to uncontrollable crying! Remember my uncle is a husband and father as well. Both immedidate families were affected by this horrific "accident" and I hence, "ACCIDENT" My the good Lord above bless everyone involved...ESPCIALLY both parites who were involved.

watchdog1 - 10/27/2010 4:51 PM
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I wouldn't dream of being mean spirited about the death of this trooper, it is a tragedy when ANYONE dies, but I do think his death received quite a lot more headlines and coverage than deaths of us peons, that is the most conspicious thing I have noticed, but then that is usually the case with cops of any gendre. My condolences go out to his family.

Boskodude - 10/26/2010 10:26 PM
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So Why are people already Blaming the Officer who died in the crash? Did they actually see the accident themselves first hand? I don't think this is appropriate to treat the officer with guilt or carelessness here. Instead of all this negative comments being made, why not a Prayer or two for the Officer's family and friends...and perhaps check into what caused what and learn how to avoid it from happening again. This is rough stuff.

Unwashed Mass - 10/26/2010 11:57 AM
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Whenever OHP is in an accident, they automatically say the other vehicle "failed to yield to an emergency vehicle" even when that vehicle has no lights or siren. What's sad is the truck driver's life will be ruined while the OHP goes over him with a fine-toothed comb trying to figure out how to blame him for the trooper's mistake. They've done it many times before.

Abby09 - 10/25/2010 9:57 PM
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THIS IS RIDICULOUS! First! Blame the construction crews who JUST finished roadwork where this accident took place. And also there are new poles where stoplights are SUPPOSED to go. Are they there?? No, they are NOT. Why?? Good question? SECOND, OHP should have looked twice like everybody else. When are law enforcement officials going to start taking responsibility for their actions?? Where the Turner Turnpike is in Sapulpa, you can CLEARLY see what is coming towards you or away from you. That officer DID NOT look. And this was his consequence for not being a vigilant driver that they encourage US to be!

jen123 - 10/25/2010 5:12 PM
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This is such a horrible place to try to turn to get on or off the turner turnpike. There are accidents here almost daily. I just had on there myself a couple of weeks ago. There are new post set, hopefully for stop lights in the near future. I hope the highway patrolman and the truck driver are fine.
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