TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa police say four people were killed, including a 13-year-old girl, in three different crashes on Saturday.
Investigators say two of the crashes happened because of “excessive speeding” and could have been avoided.
The first crash was early Saturday morning around 2 at the intersection of Apache and Yale.
Police say in that case a man who was drag racing down Yale T-boned a car going through the light at Apache.
The 29-year-old driver, whose family identified her as Audreaunna Williams, died at the scene. She leaves behind a young child.
The passenger in Williams’s car, according to police, is in critical condition. Police say the driver at fault has a broken leg but will be OK.
Investigators are getting a search warrant for that man’s car. They believe alcohol may have been involved as well as the high speeds.
They say criminal charges, in that case, are possible in the future.
The second crash happened on Highway 11 between Sheridan and Memorial Saturday afternoon.
In that case, police say the driver of a truck veered off the highway, overcorrected and ran into a tree.
That driver died on the scene. Police say the early investigation shows it was an accident with nothing suspicious involved.
The third wreck happened around 8:30 Saturday night near Pine and Nogales.
Police say a driver was driving on Nogales at an estimated 75 mph and hit two 13-year-old girls crossing the road.
One of the girls died. The other one will be OK.
The driver of the car that hit them also died. Police say after he hit the girls, he lost control and hit a tree.
Police say these are all a tragic reminder that people need to slow down.
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