Oklahoma National Guard Bus Involved in Fatality Accident

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The driver of a pickup died after colliding head-on with a bus carrying 26 Oklahoma National Guard members early Saturday morning. Nine of the soldiers were taken by ambulance, one with severe injuries, the other 8 with minor ones. The 17 remaining soldiers were taken to the hospital by bus to check for injuries.

The crash happened at 5:15 a.m. near Tecumseh, Oklahoma on U.S. Highway 177. The accident is being investigated by Tecumseh Police. Tecumseh Police Chief J.R. Kidney stated that one of the soldiers had severe injuries the others only minor ones, accoridng to KOCO. The cause of the collision is unknown at this time. The name of the deceased has not yet been released.

The soldiers are with the 1245th Transportation Company from Ada, Oklahoma. It is unknown where the bus was headed when the accident occurred. The unit received the coveted 1st Cavalry Division patch in August of 2016, and has received at least one meritorious unit award.

Soldiers for the 1245th Trans. Co. don the 1st Cav. Div. patch during a ceremony at Ada, Okla., Aug. 7. The unit will now be assigned to the STB, 1st Cav. Div. Sust. Bde., 1st Cav. Div. Photo by Sgt. Garett Hernandez, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs


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