Posted on Apr 07, 2013

A truck accident near Woodward killed a young driver. The accident happened at 8:25 p.m. on state highway 15, and it occurred when a pickup truck driven by Kenneth Roy Crowe, 19, had a little trouble. The 2010 Ford pickup was pulling a trailer westbound when one of the trailer's tires blew out. The pickup truck lost control and crossed the center line of the highway. 

At the same time, Chandler Craig Farmer, 23, was driving a 2009 Mack semi-truck eastbound on the highway. He crashed into Crowe's trailer when the pickup crossed the center line. The impact caused the trailer, which was carrying an oil field pump, to separate from the pickup truck; both Farmer's truck and the trailer caught fire. Crowe was not injured, but Farmer was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. 

Highway 15 was closed for almost five hours following the accident. There was even a brief evacuation notice set out by emergency officials for people living within a mile of the area near NS 196 and Highway 15 due to the potential of hazardous materials, but it was withdrawn a few minutes later when officials said the fire situation was safely contained. 

Responding to the scene were the Woodward County Sheriff's Office, Woodward Police Department, Woodward fire and EMS, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, and Fort Supply and Fargo fire departments. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol established that unsafe tires on Crowe's vehicle caused the crash 

Girards Law Firm would like to offer sincere condolences to the family of Chandler Craig Farmer. 

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