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Posted July 24, 2012 EST

Home >  US Fire / Rescue News >  State News >  Oklahoma
Two Killed After Van Collides With Fire Truck In Creek County
United States (Oklahoma) - Two people were killed when the van they were traveling in collided with a fire truck en route to a grass fire in Creek County on Sunday afternoon, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol spokesman said. The van was traveling on Oklahoma 16 near the town of Shamrock about 3:45 p.m. when an Olive Fire Department fire truck en route to a grass fire attempted to pass it near 481st West Avenue, said OHP Lt. Chris West.

As the fire truck was attempting to pass, the van attempted a left turn and the vehicles collided, he said.

Both the driver and a passenger in the van were killed, he said.

Their names, ages and hometowns were not immediately available.

The driver of the fire truck was also hospitalized as a precaution with nonlife-threatening injuries, West said. The firefighter's name also was not immediately available.

Troopers closed Oklahoma 16 about 2 1/2 hours after the crash.

A report on the incident had not been competed as of Sunday night and additional details were not available.

The Olive Fire Department is a volunteer department based in Drumright.

Written by Tulsa World

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