JOHNSTON COUNTY – Six teenagers were killed on Tuesday afternoon in a multi-vehicle collision at the intersection of U.S. Highway 377 and Oklahoma Highway 22.
The collision happened at about 12:19 p.m. in the city limits of Tishomingo, according to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
The accident involved a 2015 Chevrolet Spark driven by a 16-year-old girl from Connerville and a 1994 Peterbilt Semi driven by Valendon Burton, 51, of Burneyville.
Inside the Chevrolet were the driver and five passengers, girls who were aged 15 through 17, whose names were not released by the report. Four were pronounced deceased at the scene, two at Mercy Hospital in Tishomingo.
The accident is under investigation. Seatbelts were in use by the driver of the semi and by the driver of the Chevrolet Spark and front seat passenger of the Spark, according to the report.
The OHP and Tishomingo Police Department were assisted in the investigation by the Tishomingo Fire Department, Ravia Fire Department, Johnston County Sheriff’s Office, Coleman Fire Department and the Oklahoma Medical Examiners Office.