One killed, one critically injured in OKC street sweeper, car collision

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – One person was killed and another person was critically injured in Oklahoma City when a street sweeper and car collided early Saturday morning.

The collision occurred around the intersection of Kilpatrick Turnpike and Route 66. Both vehicles caught on fire.  “When our companies arrived on scene the street sweeper was fully involved in fire,” OKCFD Battalion Chief David Shearer told News 4.  “Our crews extinguished that fire.  There was a deceased person on the scene.”

Emergency crews say the accident also caused a hazmat incident.  “There was also a hydraulic fluid leak that came from the street sweeper as well,” Shearer said.  “It drained of the road and into a drainage ditch.  We contained the hazardous material.”  Storm Water Quality was also called, it took over control of the hazmat scene.

The driver of the street sweeper was killed, and the driver of the car suffered life-threatening injuries and was life-flighted to a hospital. The names of both individuals have not been released.

Authorities at this time have not determined who struck who.

Stay with News 4 as this story develops.

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