Traffic diverted after double fatality near Heavener

A trooper reroutes traffic north of the collision.
Karalee Eaves and Amanda Corbin
News Reporter

Oklahoma Highway Patrol have confirmed two fatalities from a wreck north of Heavener around 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Traffic between Heavener and Howe was still being rerouted as of 1:17 p.m. Thursday.

Two vehicles were involved with both their drivers killed. There were no passengers in the vehicles.

Authorities on scene said one vehicle was headed northbound and the second driving southbound when the northbound vehicle crossed the center line and struck the white utility truck head-on. Law enforcement are still investigating the cause of the collision, and names are not being released at this time.

Lt. Eddie Bohanan remarked that the collision was one of the top five worst collisions he has seen in his 27 years of service with Highway Patrol.

Other troopers on scene according to the Department of Public Safety dispatch include Bohannan, Trooper Wes Odom and Trooper Fernando Cardenas. Other agencies responding include Heavener Fire Department, Heavener Police Department and LeFlore County EMS.