Truck overturns, kills woman

(Oklahoma)  —  Violent wreck snarls Gore Boulevard traffic for hours

A horrific accident involving an overturned concrete truck claimed the life of an area woman reportedly on the way to visit her mother in the hospital Wednesday morning.

The intersection of Northwest 38th Street and Gore Boulevard remained closed for hours after the accident in order to remove the Lawton Transit Mix truck from atop Angie Werner’s silver Honda, which was flattened under the weight of the massive truck’s drum filled with concrete. Police said there were no passengers in the vehicle.

Lawton police officers quickly set up their accident reconstruction gear and began measuring distances and tire marks. The driver of the cement truck, which Lawton police Capt. Craig Akard said was hauling about six cubic yards of mixed concrete, was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and to provide a blood sample to be analyzed for intoxicants, a standard procedure in fatality collisions.

From the preliminary interviews and evidence, Akard said it appeared Werner, 48, was stopped in the left turn bay on 38th Street to head east on Gore. The driver of the truck turned the corner from Gore to turn north on 38th Street when the load shifted and the truck toppled on its side, directly onto Werner’s car. The truck did not strike another vehicle.

Most witness accounts agreed with Akard’s description of the accident.

Immediately after the accident, emergency workers from the Lawton police and fire departments, Comanche County Emergency Managment and city and hospital employees began making arrangements to lift the concrete truck off the vehicle.

The truck was estimated to weigh about 60,000 pounds with the load inside, and no local wreckers could handle such a load. Akard said police frequently called an Oklahoma City company and learned it happened to have a crane in the Lawton area to assist with the cleanup.


(Visited 890 times, 6 visits today)

Get involved


As a member of this site you will be able to receive aggregates news relating only to those categories that are most relevant to you, submit job listings for FREE, post questions in the Q&A, and more.

Register Now

Feature your company

The Feature Your Company listing is your custom-made (by us) profile page that allows you to add any of the following content: text, videos, links, images. The page will also be listed on the Featured Company landing page. Over 560 unique aggregates users visit the site per day! Complete the enquiry form now to contact us.

Contact us


Are you looking for an aggregate related job? Click here to see our jobs listing supplied by industry experts United Employment.

See Jobs


Reach thousands of budget holders and decision makers by promoting your company on the longest established aggregate website in the US & Canada. Or advertise in our emails which are sent to opted-in subscribers according to their chosen categories. All advertising will display correctly on tablets and mobiles as this site is responsive.