Oklahoma Boy Killed, Six Others Injured in Possible DUI Accident

An 11-year-old boy from Oklahoma was killed and six others suffered injuries in a single-vehicle rollover accident in Bryan County last week. The accident, which occurred on February 17, took place at around 4 p.m. on a county road south of Blue, a community in Bryan County, Oklahoma. Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol say the driver was speeding and may have been drunk when the fatal car accident occurred. If you or a loved one has been injured in an Oklahoma car accident caused by a drunk driver or another driver acting with negligence, don’t hesitate to protect your legal rights. Contact our knowledgeable attorneys at Atkins & Markoff today to discuss the possibility of filing a personal injury claim against the allegedly negligent driver.


According to a preliminary accident report, 28-year-old Clyde Powell was driving an SUV carrying six passengers, heading west on County Rock Creek Road, when he lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway, crashed into a fence and a tree, and then rolled over. Troopers who responded to the accident say Powell and all six passengers were ejected from the vehicle, and 11-year-old Joseph Miller was pronounced dead at the scene from massive head injuries. Police say Powell, four other children and one adult were all transported to area hospitals, with two of them being airlifted. The most recent report indicated that a 14-year-old girl and a 33-year-old woman are both in critical condition at a hospital in Plano, Texas. Powell and the remaining passengers are in stable condition at area hospitals.


Drunk driving is a major cause of serious injury and tragic loss of life in Oklahoma and across the U.S., but it’s not the only form of negligence that can have deadly consequences. Many OK car accidents are caused by other negligent driving behaviors, such as speeding, reckless driving, distracted driving and drowsy driving. If you have suffered injuries in a car accident in Oklahoma caused by another person’s negligence, or if you lost a loved one in such an accident, consult our reputable lawyers at Atkins & Markoff for legal help. You may have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the allegedly negligent driver, in order to pursue financial compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. With our attorneys on your side, you can seek fair and timely reimbursement for your losses and protect yourself and your family from further harm.