Jesus Zuniga Killed; Jose Santillan-Hernandez Injured in Accident at US 69 in Atoka County, OK

September 14, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Jesus Zuniga, Jose Santillan-Hernandez
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 69, Atoka, OK, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Oklahoma City Police
Vehicles Involved
Pickup Truck, Semi-Truck
US 69
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), serious injuries (1), minor injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Pickup truck crashed through cable barriers into northbound lanes before crashed into a semi-truck

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed a man at US 69 in Atoka County, OK on September 14th, 2022. Police say the incident happened around 2:40 p.m. According to investigators, a pickup truck operated by 35-year-old Jesus Zuniga was headed southbound when it crossed through center cable barriers into the northbound lanes of US 69. It struck a semi-truck, causing the semi to veer from the road, overturn and allowed a second truck to collide with the overturned vehicle. Zuniga suffered fatal injuries while a passenger, 30-year-old Jose Santillan-Hernandez, was hospitalized with serious injuries. One of the other drivers was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries. Additional information was not immediately available.

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