OHP: 14-year-old was driving car that struck Osage County deputy

OSAGE COUNTY, Okla. — A report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) has revealed new information about the crash that killed an Osage County Deputy last week.

The crash happened at the intersection of US-60 and OK-18, near Burbank in Osage County last Friday.

Troopers say a Lexus driven by a 14-year-old girl from Kansas struck Cap. William Hargraves’ truck, which then crashed into a utility pole. After Hargraves’ truck crashed into the pole, the Lexus then struck a Jeep Wrangler.

A spokesperson for OHP told FOX23 that the driver did have a valid Kansas Learner’s Permit for driving. In the state of Kansas, drivers can get their permit at 14-years-old.

The teenager, her passenger, and the driver of the Jeep Wrangler were not hurt in the crash. Even though the teen was not injured, she was pinned for three and a half hours before firefighters were able to free her with the Hurst tool.

The Kay County Sheriff’s Office, the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, the Shidler Fire Department, the Fairfax Fire Department, and the Osage Nation Tribal Police Department assisted OHP with the investigation.