Snowy weather, speed to blame for traffic death
CADDO COUNTY, Okla.—Authorities say Tuesday’s snowy weather is to blame for one death in our state.
Police were called to U.S. Highway 281 just before 10 a.m. after a driver lost control and had a head-on collision.
Officials say 46-year-old Noella Christman and 39-year-old Brook Hensley were driving northbound on the highway when they lost control of the vehicle.
It careened into the southbound lanes of traffic and hit a Ford F450.
The truck left the roadway while the car came to a stop.
Police say Hensley died at the scene from head injuries while Christman was rushed to a nearby hospital.
Authorities say they are still investigating the crash but believe the pair were driving too fast for the snowy road conditions.