Burning electric pole near 91st Street South and Frankoma Road
A fatal truck wreck Thursday afternoon sparked a huge grass fire and left two people dead.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) Troop B told KTUL.com that a truck hit an electric pole near the intersection of 91st Street South and Frankoma Road just before 4:00 p.m.
According to OHP, 16-year-old Garrett Beckner and 17-year-old Megan Foresman died in a fire after the truck hit the pole.
A friend of the family told KTUL.com on Friday that Garrett and Megan were siblings.
The driver of the 1990 Chevy pickup, 22-year-old James Bradbury, was thrown ten feet from the truck when it hit the pole. He was taken by Creek County EMS to Saint John Medical Center in Tulsa in critical condition.
Fire crews from Sapulpa, Freedom Hill, Berryhill, and Sand Springs worked together through their mutual aid agreements to battle the resulting grass fire.
The Freedom Hill Fire Department told KTUL.com that the grass fire burned almost 1600 acres.
Karen Kurtz from Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E) told KTUL.com that 323 customers were without power due to the pole catching fire after the wreck.
Power was restored to all customers by 7:30 p.m.
The Tulsa Chapter of the American Red Cross provided food and drinks to emergency workers at the scene.
Members of the public reported to Sapulpa authorities Friday night that the fire had re-ignited, but KTUL.com learned that the reports were false.
Few details are available at this time but Tulsa Public Schools stated that the incident reportedly took place earlier this week. Both girls are residents of the Laura Dester Shelter near Pine and Memorial.More >>
Few details are available at this time but Tulsa Public Schools stated that the incident reportedly took place earlier this week. Both girls are residents of the Laura Dester Shelter near Pine and Memorial. More >>