Sunday morning collision fatal to Pawhuska driver

Sunday morning collision fatal to Pawhuska driver

A Sunday morning crash on West Main Street killed the driver of a car that apparently pulled into the path of a semi truck, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.

William Jones, 70, of Pawhuska, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred at 7:41 a.m. on U.S. Highway 60 east of Elks Lodge Road, the OHP said.

Highway patrol reports indicated that Jones was driving a southbound Dodge Stratus which attempted a left turn onto the highway from a private driveway. The car was struck on the driver’s side by a westbound semi truck driven by 47-year-old Earnest Monday of Coffeyville, Kan., the report stated.

The truck driver was not injured, said the OHP. Both drivers were wearing seat belts, the report noted.

Witnesses at the scene said the truck, which was loaded with sand, had been part of a convoy.

The OHP report said the collision took place 586 feet east of Elk Lodge Drive. The mishap occurred near a retail business where the victim worked, said persons at the scene. Cause of the accident was listed as “failure to yield” on the report by OHP Trooper Adam Beck.

Responding to the scene in addition to the highway patrol were Pawhuska police and fire personnel, as well as Osage County Sheriff’s deputies and the Osage Nation police, the OHP said.